We live in a time when the market is flooded with adulterated food items, especially oils and ghee. Ghee is an essential part of the Indian diet. Traditionally ghee was prepared in-house, but due to the hectic lifestyle, people now buy it from the market. These days people prefer cow ghee as it is much lighter and easier to digest than buffalo ghee. Even in cow ghee, we have several varieties available. Therefore, it becomes imperative that we get to know all aspects of ghee so that we can be assured of the quality and maximum health benefits. Here are some common FAQs about the type and ghee price in India.
What are some cow ghee brands available online?
Some cow ghee brands, as well as ghee price in India per kg or litre available on Amazon, are:
- Amul: 500 INR (1 L)
- Patanjali: 590 INR (1 L)
- Govardhan: 620 INR (1 L)
- Indic Wisdom: 1102 INR (450 ml)
- Kapiva: 1500 INR (500 ml)
- Anveshan: 900 INR (500 ml)
What is the price range of cow ghee in India?
Ideally, the cow ghee rate ranges from 500 to 3000 per litre.
Why do brands like Amul and Patanjali offer cheaper cow ghee?
Normal cow ghee in the market - Amul, Patanjali, etc., is produced by foreign as well as desi/mixed breeds. Foreign breeds yield ~30 litres of milk a day. Also, the method of preparation is by cream; the leftover milk is sold as low-fat milk. So the overall price is very cheap.
What is A2 Cow ghee?
A2 cow ghee is made from the milk of desi cow breeds. If prepared from the cream method, the price will be higher than regular ghee as the yield from desi cows is only 2-12 litres a day. No foreign breeds like Jersey are used. If prepared by the Vedic method, it will be even costlier.
What is Vedic ghee?
Vedic ghee is prepared by converting milk into curd and churning it bi-directionally curd. The leftover is buttermilk which is left unsold due to perishability and instead is generally fed back to the cows and used in farms. This type of ghee typically comes from privately set up gaushalas which have their added costs as well.
Why is Vedic ghee expensive?
Vedic cow ghee is expensive due to several factors including the price involved in the maintenance of cows and gaushalas, the cost of production of ghee, livestock expenses, feeding expenses, taxes, transportation costs, and a sustainable profit to the farmer.
What is Gir ghee?
Gir ghee or desi ghee is produced from the Indian Gir cow breed and gets its name from the Gir cows found in Gir, Gujrat. It has numerous health benefits and hence is always in demand.
Why is Gir cow ghee costlier than normal Vedic ghee?
Gir cow ghee is costlier than Vedic ghee from other desi breeds because of the demand. People deem it to be superior to other breeds and hence are ready to pay even higher prices for these.
Where can I buy A2 Ghee in India?
A2 Ghee is made using the milk of indigenous cows. If you are looking to buy this ghee, Anveshan is the best place as we have 100% pure and authentic products which are lab tested for purity and authenticity. In the case of Anveshan Ghee, the Hallikar cow breed is used which gives 3-4 litres a day. But instead of keeping the cows in goshalas which incurs a lot of extra costs, these cows are reared by many farmer families in a village near Coorg, Karnataka. This saves costs as well as uplifts the small-scale farmers in villages.