Maha Ghee is produced at a not-for-profit holistic center in western India, one where cows of the native Indic Gir breed 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 organic farms where the "goshala" (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 most special 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.

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The ghee is made from the cream that is skimmed off from the yogurt that is prepared from fresh whole milk and the butter is churned in the kitchen facility that is located at the farms (see Source). Fresh nourishing and cooling buttermilk that is leftover from the ghee making process is freely distributed at the center to visitors and residents.

Going a step further in its commitment to sustainable development and environmental responsibility, the center uses renewal energy sources - biogas and solar - for making its ghee. 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, this is a MahaGhee.