Ghee is an ingredient which provides good fat to the body with other beneficial nutrients as well. It is easily available in the market in different types such as cow ghee, buffalo ghee, A2 ghee, but how would you know which ghee is good for you? Do you know A2 ghee is different from regular ghee that is available in the market? They all might look similar but A2 ghee is much healthier than the later one and also called desi ghee. A2 ghee has a grainy texture but when you rub it on your palm it will simply melt. Also it is more yellowish in colour in comparison with other ghees in the market.
A2 ghee has A2 beta casein protein which other ghee’s lack and this protein is considered to be healthy for the body. It also contains other important nutrients such as omega fatty acids, vitamins etc. in a greater quantity. Do you know the ghee you consume is not the actual ghee that our forefathers used to make? The ghee that many of you have is mass produced in the industries by heating the malai. But on the other hand A2 ghee is the actual ghee that is not produced on a commercial scale. It is produced by the BILONI method that is churning the curd. Another major difference is that A2 ghee is prepared in the Gaushalas from the milk of indigenous cow’s that produces only 2-3lts of milk per day. The ghee that we consume is produced in large quantities in the factories from the milk of cows like Jersey who are capable of producing almost 30ltrs of milk per day and are commercially beneficial. The ghee available in the market produced industrial additives. Many times, additives like colour and flavour are present in this ghee to maintain the taste, texture and aroma of every single batch.large scale ghee producers. But as A2 ghee is completely made by the traditional methods it does not contain any sort of impurities or additional flavour and colour.
You can find so many brands and people selling A2 ghee in the name of ‘pure cow ghee’, ‘desi cow ghee’ and ‘A2 ghee’ but it is difficult to find out the actual A2 ghee. One can only get the purest A2 ghee in the gaushalas where ghee is made on a small scale from the milk of local cows. I know but this is not possible for many of us to visit gaushalas just to have the pure A2 ghee therefore, you can also check the source of the ghee while purchasing A2 ghee and see from which cow breed’s milk the ghee is made. The only way to check if the brand of ghee you consume is fake or genuine is through a lab test. A2 ghee is also a little more expensive than regular ghee. Hope now you know the difference and can make a better choice.
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