Pic Credits: Aryaman Gir Gaushala
If you’re on the hunt for the purest form of ghee with the most spellbinding aroma, loaded with the never-ending benefits of ghee, it is the hand-churned desi ghee made from Gir cow milk. Gir cows are among the best milk producing indigenous cattle breeds of India. Being one of the oldest native cow breeds in India, Gir cow milk is considered the best among the rest to obtain the ‘Omega-3’ rich cow ghee.
Gir cow milk is categorized as A2 milk, the only source available for the preparation of the A2 desi ghee. The milk that we consume mostly contains the A1 protein which is the main reason for lactose intolerance. Gir cow milk or the pure desi ghee made from it contains A2 proteins which are less likely to trigger lactose intolerance and are easy on the stomach.
Among the numerous types of milk available in the market, Gir cow milk is considered the healthiest and a perfect companion for people who want to stay healthy.
Benefits of Gir cow milk
Gir cow milk contains Vitamin K, Vitamin A2, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, A2 proteins and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are rarely found in the same amount in any other kitchen food. Omega-3 fatty acids provide healthy fats and reduce the chances of type 1 diabetes and cancer. The milk contains all the nine amino acids which are required by a human being to stay healthy. Gir cow milk has also been known to slow down the aging process and making the skin look younger and fresh.
The A2 desi ghee obtained from Gir cow’s milk is recommended by doctors and nutritionists for stronger bones, boosting the immune system and aiding in weight loss. (benefits of ghee). The Gir cow ghee made from Gir cow milk is considered the best substance for cooking since it has a high smoking point (250C or 482F) and doesn’t break down into free radicals like other ghee.
Availability and Price
Even though Gir cows are native to India, Gir cow milk is only found in selective Indian regions. The price of Gir cow milk varies from Rs. 75 to Rs. 150 per liter, depending on the process of breeding the cows. Dairy-based Gir cow milk is comparatively cheaper as the cows are fodder-fed and kept in a controlled environment. High-quality Gir cow milk, obtained from free-range, grass-fed Gir cows is expensive than the dairy-based Gir cow milk and can go up to Rs. 150 per liter.
Dairy-based or Free-Range?
While dairy-based Gir cow milk is tremendously healthy for the body, the highest level of nutrients are found in the milk obtained from grass-fed Gir cows. Unfortunately, free-range Gir cow milk is not easily available in the market and is expensive as compared to its dairy-based counterpart. Fortunately, you can buy pure Gir A2 desi ghee, made from the milk of grass-fed, free-range Gir cows. Gir cow ghee has the same nutrients as the Gir cow milk and can be bought online with ease.
Amrutam's pure Gir desi ghee is made from grass-fed Gir cows, hand-churned to perfection using the ancient 'bilona' process which retains the elements of sweetness and contains nutrients like vitamins, minerals, protein, iron, and calcium. Head over to our shop to buy your bottle of pure desi Gir cow ghee today!