Maha Ghee is a single origin ghee produced at Muni Seva Ashram, a not-for-profit holistic center in western India where cows of the native Gir & Kankrej breed are looked after for their entire natural lives - welfare of animals being integral to the center's environmental and social welfare mission.
The fresh grass the cows feed on is grown on the 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 when the need for intervention arises. The farm-raised cows have pasture access all year round and are reared by professional herders in accordance with time-tested rearing practices for their wellbeing. What's also special about MahaGhee is that the cows are hand-milked after the calf has first been fed by its mother.
The ghee is made using curds prepared directly from fresh whole milk by "spontaneous fermentation" process (not industrial-type, "standardized culturing" method). Ghee 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 slow-cooked down to ghee on a stove with a biogas fuel source. Nourishing, cooling buttermilk that is the only by-product of this traditional process is freely distributed at the center to visitors and residents.
What's more is that from the families that are the caretakers of the cows 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 feel the difference!