Two Brothers Organic Farms A2 Gir Cow Cultured Ghee Review
Inviting aroma, rich taste. We gave Two Brothers A2 Cultured Cow Ghee 4 Mishrys because..
Have you heard a lot about A2 ghee recently? How is it manufactured? What makes it different from the ones we usually purchase? What does it mean by cultured ghee?
Our Two Brothers Organic Farms A2 Gir Cow Cultured Ghee review answers all of these questions.
A quick look at all that you need to know about Two Brothers A2 Cow Ghee.
|Net Quantity||500 grams|
|Shelf Life||12 months|
|Buy Now||On Amazon|
Our Review Factors
The factors that we gauged Two Brothers Organic Farms A2 Gir Cow Cultured Ghee on are –
The ghee is packed in a good quality glass jar with a metal lid. It can be reused.
The ghee bottle was placed in a sturdy carton packaging, with two fillers added on the sides to secure the bottle. It was then further placed in a brown bag and sealed.
The packaging is very secure, thus minimizing the chances of breakage.
2. Main Ingredients
The main ingredients include A2 Milk, Natural yogurt/curd starter. There are no preservatives, binder, fillers or additives.
When spread on a hot roti or added as tadka over some dal, the overall aroma of the dish enhances instantly. Packaged ghee can sometimes have a musty, stale smell. So we were looking for the signature milky, slightly nutty aroma of ghee which makes it even more appetizing.
Ghee is known to add an inviting, rich, buttery flavor to any dish it’s added to. We were looking for the same flavor across all the dishes we made using this ghee.
Aroma and taste are both collective indicators of freshness of ghee.
5. Texture & Consistency
The consistency of ghee can change with the change in temperature. As the temperature cools down, the ghee solidifies. Two Brothers A2 Ghee did not completely solidify between 15-20 degree C. There was a thin, liquidy golden layer on top.
Texture wise, ghee can be super smooth or danedaar depending on the type of milk/method used to make the ghee. This ghee was…
6. Nutritional Information
100 grams of this ghee provides 898 Kcal of energy. Protein (<0.010 gm) and sugar (<0.40 gm) are not in significant amounts. The carbohydrate content is nil.
Fat is 99.83 gm, cholesterol is 142.97 mg, saturated fat (62.32 grams) and trans fats are below the limit of detection (<LOQ).
What are A2 Cows? What is the difference between the milk produced by them and the regular milk we usually consume?
A2 Cows are desi Indian cow breeds like Gir, Red Sindhi, Sahiwal, and Kankrej which have not been cross-bred. The milk produced by these cows contain A2 beta-casein. A2 milk, which is further turned into ghee, is produced from cows that have two copies of the A2 gene for beta casein.
Regular milk contains both A1 and A2 beta casein. As per some studies this could trigger digestion issues, which is why more and more people prefer A2 milk and ghee now.
7. Price Range
A 500 gram (½ kg) ghee jar is priced at Rs 1,650/-.
A2 Ghee is more than double the price of regular cow ghee (Rs 400-600 per Kg on an average) we buy because desi cows do not produce as much milk as crossbred jersey cows. Their yield is restricted to 2-6 liters per day.
8. Shelf Life
The shelf life of Two Brother A2 Ghee is 12 months.
Two Brothers Organic Farms A2 Gir Cow Ghee – Detailed Review
How is this A2 ghee made? Firstly the cows are free grazed and pasture raised on certified farms (certified by ECOCERT, a France based organic certification organization). A2 Gir Cow Cultured Ghee is made using milk from desi Gir cows.
The milk is boiled and naturally cooled to room temperature. Then a natural starter culture is added to make yogurt and left overnight. The yogurt is then churned to separate the butter using the slow churning process.
This is done during pre-dawn hours, i.e. 4 am to 6 am. The ghee is made on a daily basis in a traditional way on fire wood in an iron kadai. Sun-baked cow dung cakes are used as fuel.
What is cultured ghee? As per the Two Brothers website “It is common practice to make ghee using cream or malai. “Culturing” is the process of inoculating either cream or milk with a natural curd starter for it to undergo fermentation to make curd (yoghurt) or dahi. This curd is then churned to separate the white butter (makkhan) which is then slowly heated and clarified to make ghee.” Cultured ghee is safe for dairy-sensitive people.
Why is taste and aroma so important? The type of fat we add to a dish instantly enhances the flavor. Infact, that’s what we add ghee for – to elevate the flavor with its warming, rich butteriness.
How did we test this ghee? We did a two-step testing: Raw tasting and cooking.
When we tasted the ghee on its own, it had clean flavors and there was no sourness. This is indicative of the quality of raw material (curd) used. It is fresh and of superior quality.
Ghee is known to have a high smoking point (250°C) and is suitable for Indian cooking. We used the ghee everyday over a period of 2-3 weeks on various dishes including palak cheela, paranthas, rotis, tadkas, over a steaming plate of dal-chawal, and also smeared it on rotis.
Two Brothers A2 Ghee is superlative. The dandedaar texture, deep yellow color and the warming, rich, buttery flavor and aroma of ghee is outstanding.
The glass jar packaging is appreciated. Overall packaging is secure.
- We liked the warming yellow color.
- We liked the inviting aroma.
- It has a danedaar texture.
- We like the rich, buttery taste.
- Suitable for lactose intolerant people.
Looking to purchase ghee for portioned everyday use to maximize its health benefits? Two Brothers A2 Ghee is the pick for you.
If you’re lactose intolerant, the ghee is suitable for you as well. This is because the ghee is made out of curd.
Frequently Asked Questions
Two Brothers ghee is not a ‘direct-cream’ ghee, but is made using natural A2 yogurt. So yes, this ghee is healthy to consume.
Ghee is known for its many health benefits. It acts as a lubricant for joints, helps build bone health and is excellent for hair and skin.
Read more – 13 health and beauty benefits of ghee
While pure cow ghee contains medium chain fatty acids (also called as healthy fats) and the CLA is said to reduce body fat mass, it is still calorie-dense and rich in fats. If consumed in uncontrolled quantities, ghee can lead to weight gain and obesity.
No. This ghee has no preservatives.
Store in a cool, dry place. This ghee does not require refrigeration after unpacking.
To wrap up, if you’re looking to switch to A2 ghee, the one by Two Brothers could be an ideal choice. Two Brothers Organic Farms A2 Gir Cow Ghee showcases a rich, inviting aroma and taste. We loved it for the warming, buttery notes it added to any dish we made.
The fact that this is priced much higher than the regular packaged ghees we regularly consume could be an issue if you’re on a budget. But owing to the quality, time-intensive manufacturing process and health benefits it offers, we say it’s worth it!
Which brand of ghee do you use for everyday cooking? Comment below.
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