Like an individual wave rising from the ocean, it is not separate from the ocean. Just so, anything truly organic is ancient and anything ancient is organic.
My first review will be on Ancient Organics brand ghee.
They are fully worthy of the high honor.
Ghee is an essential to Ayurvedic cooking. It is a rasayana (medium), it is a food, it is a nectar. Well, just read the article linked to above.
I met the guy who makes this ghee at last year’s Ayurvedic Conference. I was impressed by his clarity, calmness, and glow even in the midst of the rajasicvendor spaces.
He explained to me that the ghee is made under the full moon when its powers peak. Mantras are said.
I waited until a friend ordered some. I might have been put off by the price: 32.50 for 32 ounces, plus substantial shipping and handling. (They now offer smaller jars.)
I had some and I was convinced.
If you use ghee, this is real ghee, the right way.
The taste is smooth, cooler and denser but less oily than other commercial ghees. The color is richer, perhaps from the higher chlorophyll diet of these cows. They use Stauss fermented butter for extra Agni. (There is lots of information on how they do everything on the company’s website.)
It’s not just marketing pap. I was a tad bit cynical at first, but the free sampling won me over in an honest way.
My friend uses it on everything now and I’m convinced, it is THE ghee to use, for cooking and for medicines.
I may review other ghees, but the reviews will all be in the negative. This is the first commercial ghee that feels like its life force is intact.
An interesting trivia is that Ancient Organics ghee was determined by Gourmet magazine to be the best “butter” in America. That used to be on the Ancient Organics website but now is not. I don’t blame them for removing it.
Anyway, I wish them well in their height of gheedom.
Renay Oshop - teacher, searcher, researcher, immerser, rejoicer, enjoying the interstices between Twitter, Facebook, and journals.