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Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
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Frequently Asked About Ghee
How do I open the jar?
Sometimes due to changes in temperature, the lids can seal very tightly to the jars. This is because there is a temperature-sensitive ring on the inside part of the lid rim. This ring loosens with heat and contracts with cold.
To easily open your jar, simply heat the rim of the lid under hot water or on a hot stove, and use a towel or glove to protect your hand when opening. Easy!
How do I use ghee?
Ghee can be used anywhere you would use cooking oil or butter. Try these ideas.
I haven't received my item. What can I do?
We provide a tracking number for every package. The first thing you should do is check the tracking number provided by email. If the tracking indicates "Shipment Ready" it has not yet shipped.
What is the shelf-life of ghee?
Unopened jar: one year, with or without refrigeration.
Opened jar: 3 months without refrigeration and one year in the fridge.
Ghee does not stay completely fresh much longer than one year without the use of preservatives. We don’t use any preservatives in our ghee.
Can I use ghee after the "Best By" date?
Our ghee jars are vacuum sealed, and an unopened jar may be safely used after the “Best By” date as long as there is no noticeable change in the flavor, smell, and appearance of the ghee in that jar.
There is no exact time for how long ghee will remain edible once it’s beyond it’s Best By date. You must use your own best judgment. Ghee that smells rancid, or shows any mold or tastes bad shouldn’t be consumed. Also, refrigerating the jar after opening will extend it’s shelf life.
Does ghee need to be refrigerated?
Store them in a preferably dark and cool place. There is no need to refrigerate them. Use them by the “Best By Date” (about 9 months from the date of purchase) on the jar.
Store in your kitchen cabinet (away from light, not on the counter) for up to 3 months. After that you can refrigerate it for up to a year. Ghee will become hard in the refrigerator. However, it will become soft again once you take it out of the refrigerator and leave it at room temperature for some time.
If you buy a large jar of ghee and cannot finish it in 3 months, transfer some ghee from the large jar into an empty small glass jar. The small jar and the spoon used to transfer ghee should be clean and dry. The small jar should also be free of any odors. Keep this small jar of ghee in your kitchen cabinet for your daily use. Place the large jar (lid tightly closed) into the refrigerator and use it to refill the small jar when needed.
My ghee was delivered and sat ouside in the heat. Is it still safe to use?
Your ghee is absolutely safe to use. Like any other oil (e.g. coconut oil or olive oil) or fat (e.g. lard), ghee is not required to be kept cool. It doesn’t get damaged by the heat during shipping in the summer months. Please use it with confidence the way people in India have used it for thousands of years with no electricity, refrigeration and very warm temperatures.
What do I do after opening?
Use a clean and dry spoon. Close the lid as soon as possible. Do not let any moisture get into your ghee jar. It can promote bacteria and spoil the ghee. No need to refrigerate.
My ghee smells strong than usual / kind of cheesy. Is it bad?
Not necessarily. Check the Best By date on the bottom of the jar. If it's still inside of the Best By date, try heating a small amount of ghee and see if the smell changes. The smell of ghee may be stronger during the summer months when the cows are grazing on greener grasses. The flavor of the grass consumed by the cow affects the color and taste of the ghee. If you are still dissatisfied, you may contact us.
Is ghee considered dairy?
Ghee is made from milk and hence it is a dairy-product. However, people who have dairy intolerance can generally consume ghee since ghee has only traces of casein (a type of milk protein) and lactose (milk sugar) which some people find difficult to digest.
How much ghee can I have each day?
The amount of ghee you consume daily must be based on personal preference. We believe our ghee to be completely safe and health promoting. However, if you are concerned about adding fats to your daily menu, please consult a qualified health care practitioner or nutritionist to help you decide the appropriate amount for your individual needs. In general, eating a well-balanced diet including a wide variety of foods, both local and seasonal is a time-honored, health-building practice. Our ghee is very flavorful; adding a small amount to your food goes a long way in making your meals more delicious and deeply satisfying.
Are your products vegetarian?
Yes! The only ingredient in our Grassfed Organic Ghee product is butter made from cow’s milk. This means it is 100% vegetarian. In fact, all of our products are vegetarian.