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BUTTER? Clarifying? Pasture Butter? Help!

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ok - I know we can't have "butter", but can you actually buy clarified butter, or you have to make it from the pastured butter?

 

I came across two kinds of butters in the store that I wondered about, but did not purchase.

 

The first was Organic Valley Pasture Butter, Cultured & Lightly Salted (84% Butter Fat)

http://www.organicvalley.coop/products/butter/pasture/

 

Second, Minerva Dairy Amish Butter, made from pasteurized cream (84% Butter Fat) (this one does say it contains milk).

https://www.minervadairy.com/shopexd.asp?id=62 (though their website doesn't give any info)

 

I have read the butter article on here, but still wasn't sure if you could actually BUY clarified butter. I cannot find ghee in the store, I don't know if I want to order it.

 

Would either one of these butters be acceptable to clarify?

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I would lean toward the Organic Valley brand (unclear how much salt is in the Minerva brand). When you make clarified butter, you ideally want to use unsalted butter (especially if you're going to use it in coffee), but I know folks have had good results with the Organic Valley Pasture Butter.

 

Yes, you clarify the butter yourself as opposed to buying clarified butter.

 

Here are the instructions I use for clarifying - comes out terrific every time. http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2010/03/how-to-clarify-butter-recipe/

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Whole Foods, health food stores, and Indian food shops sell ghee. I buy mine from Amazon.com and considered it worth the shipping expense. 

 

For a little more on butter, you might want to review these two articles:

 

http://www.whole9life.com/2011/10/butter/

 

http://www.whole9life.com/2011/10/better-butter-on-the-whole30-version-5-0/

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I am on day 17. I just realized last night that my ghee from Trader Joe's is not grass fed. I used it about 8-10 times. Do I have to start over? Does Whole Foods or Wegmans sell a grass fed ghee? Not interested in making my own. Thank you.

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Ghee doesn't have to be grass fed to be compliant (neither does beef or lamb - grass fed is a better choice, but not essential). So you're fine.

 

Not sure about Whole Foods or Wegman's, but I ordered some Pure Indian Foods ghee from Amazon, if that would be helpful.

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I love Ancient Organics Ghee  It has a bit of a nutty flavor that I just love esp. on top of hot soups!  I get it from Amazon.com

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bought the organic valley ghee clarified butter (usda organic),  but when i scanned it with the whole30 app package search it come up as "not approved". Maybe this is just a glitch?

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31 minutes ago, scotti said:

bought the organic valley ghee clarified butter (usda organic),  but when i scanned it with the whole30 app package search it come up as "not approved". Maybe this is just a glitch?

There is no 'Whole30 app' so not sure what you're using but this is WHY there is no app.  It's not possible to have every product, keep up to date on every change to item and whomever is entering the info into the database, should they make a mistake are going to mislead people.

Clarified butter and ghee are fine to use for the program.

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thanks for the clarification about the ghee and the app.  i thought the app "30 whole days" was part of the program and an extension of the book,  my mistake.  

 

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11 minutes ago, scotti said:

thanks for the clarification about the ghee and the app.  i thought the app "30 whole days" was part of the program and an extension of the book,  my mistake.  

 

Nope - make sure you are reading your labels every time you buy something... you become your own app ;)

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