Ghee is produced at Green Ashram, a not-for-profit holistic center in western India where cows of the native Gir & Kankrej breed cows are looked after for their entire natural lives - welfare of animals being integral to the center's environmental and (human) social welfare mission. The fresh grass the cows are fed is grown on the certified organic farms where the "goshala" or cow sanctuary is located. The cows are not treated with any growth hormones and time-tested traditional means of treatment are the first recourse for medical treatment. What's also special (to us) about Maha Ghee is that the cows are hand-milked after the calf has first been fed by its mother. The farm-raised cows have pasture access all year round and are reared by professional herders in accordance with time-tested traditional, yet scientifically-informed, rearing practices for their well being. The ghee is made spontaneous fermentation curds prepared directly from fresh whole milk by spontaneous fermentation method (not industrial-type "culturing" method). Butter is derived from churning that is done by a solar powered mixer in the kitchen facility that is located at the farms. The butter is cooked down to ghee on a stove-top, on low flame, from a biogas fuel source. Fresh nourishing and cooling buttermilk that is the by-product of this traditional milk-curds-butter-ghee process is freely distributed at the center to visitors and residents. What's more is that from the families that are the cows' primary caretakers to the local women who make the ghee, all involved are endowed with an innate sensitivity and practical knowledge that was passed down to them through generations. For us then, we have a MahaGhee to share with you. Give it a try and taste the difference!