|Farm Name||Pure Indian Foods|
A family with a long heritage of producing Ghee in India is now buying butter made with milk from small, grass-based family farmers here in the US. This appears to be a wonderful partnership and a product that allows cooking with butter at higher temperatures. They write:
We are a small family-owned business that takes pride in making an exceptional quality grass-fed and certified organic Ghee. Golden colored Ghee is prepared by melting and simmering butter until all the water evaporates and the milk solids settle at the bottom. The remaining butter oil is very stable, giving it a high smoke point which makes it an excellent choice for deep fat frying, baking and sautéing. Because of the low moisture content, it can be stored without refrigeration for 2-3 months. Many people find our ghee, with its rich, nutty flavor, to be tastier than butter.
We use butter made only in Springtime through the Fall, when the cows are actually out on the pasture eating fresh green grass. We make our ghee only on the waxing or full moon days which are auspicious in the ancient Vedic system. Our family has been in the ghee business in India for 5 generations, since 1889, and we are proudly continuing that tradition.
|Ownership Structure||80||Family Business|
|Milk Supply||70||Milk of Integrity|
|Disclosure of Information for Verification||100||Full and Open Disclosure|
|Certifier farms||100||Most PCO|
|Cows on pasture time/acreage provided||100||Excellent Pasture Compliance|
|Health and longevity of cows||100||Very Low Cull Rate|
|Replacement animals only from organic farms||100||Closed Herds|
|Antibiotics used on young cattle||100||Never|
|Reproductive hormones used||100||Never|
|Farm support oversight||90||All Dairies visited regularly by staff|
|Outside dairy ingredients purchased||100||None|
|TOTAL SCORE||1140||FOUR COWS -|