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The dwarf Vechur cow is native to Kerala, India, and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years as a powerful source of healing. The smallest cattle breed in the world, Vechur are completely free to graze the mineral-rich lands around them and are able to synthesize the local grasses and herbs—producing ghee that is well known for its highly medicinal content.
Indians hold the Vechur cow in high reverence as they are the solution to many health ailments, and we are honored to be able to share this ancient medicinal practice with the world. Only about 300 Vechur cows remain today, and conservation efforts are key to their survival. Through your purchase, you are helping support local conservation efforts to protect the Vechur breed from extinction and backing the community in Kerala, India, while experiencing the benefits of this small miracle of rich buttery goodness.
The rare Vechur cow breed is native to Kerala, India and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years as a powerful source of healing. They are the smallest cattle breed in the world and only about 300 of them remain. Our cows are completely free to graze the mineral-rich lands around them and are able to synthesize the local grasses and herbs, producing a ghee that is high in medicinal content.
At HANAH, we are committed to working with suppliers that help the local communities with fair wages and practices. We look for the best possible ingredient and the best labor practices, not the cheapest price. Having witnessed the rapid deterioration of such traditions as the small Vechur cows in Kerala, we are now committed to preserving the Ayurvedic tradition. Our first project supports the cottage manufacturing of Ayurvedic Ghee using traditional methods, and most importantly, little Vechur cows. We get the best possible ghee and the people and cows living in this traditional way are protected. Everyone wins.
Ayurvedic ghee is highly nutritious. It is known to improve digestion, boost the immune system, even out hormones, balance cholesterol, lubricate the intestinal tract and all tissues inside the body and to maintain overall well being. It is packed with omega-3 and omega-9 essential fatty acids, vitamins A, D, E, and K, and is one of the highest natural food sources of butyric acid and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) – an antioxidant with anti-viral properties that can protect against arterial plaque, cancer and diabetes.
Take one rounded teaspoon daily for best results. Ghee's rich nutty flavor is delicious in warm beverages like bone broth, coffee and tea, or used for cooking, baking and sautéing. It has a high smoke point (250°C or 482°F) and won’t break down into free radicals like many other oils, making it one of the best fats to use for cooking.
* Each batch of HANAH products is independently tested for pesticides, microbes, heavy metals, yeast, mold and salmonella.
* Allergen information: This product is processed in a facility that also processes tree nuts.