A conservative estimate is 7-10 business days. If you’re on the East Coast, your order might arrive a bit sooner. Since we are fanatical about quality, we want to make sure you are receiving the freshest possible batch of clarified butter. We ship out orders every week. If we receive your order at the end of the week after our production days, your order will ship out the following week. If you ever have questions about your order, reach out – we love hearing from you!

Butter consists of three things: butterfat, milk solids, and water. In the United States, butter is required to have at least 80% butterfat. As with any food from nature, the butterfat percentage fluctuates with the season and varies based on the cows’ breed and diet. Each jar is made by hand, from start to finish: we gently melt the fresh butter in small batches until the moisture has completely evaporated and the milk solids have settled to the bottom. Then the pure butter oil is strained, hand-poured into glass jars, and sent to discerning customers like you. Our artisanal, traditional recipe is truly a labor of love and we don't like to rush it.

Compared with regular butter, clarified butter is much more resistant to oxidation and rancidity, has none of the potential allergens in a dairy product, is much more nutrient-dense, and is stable even at high heat. Though it sounds like a new ingredient to many Americans (we can blame our modern unfamiliarity with traditional foods), it is in fact an age-old prized ingredient that has been made in our ancestors' kitchens for thousands of years!

There are many names for clarified butter, and this section addresses some of similarities and differences between the various names. Clarified butter is essentially the pure butter oil left over after the moisture and milk solids have been extracted and removed from the butter. It is important to note that people make clarified butter in various ways -- some skim off the milk solids as they rise to the top, and others go for a deeper clarifying process by cooking the butter longer to remove all the moisture, then letting the milk solids settle to the bottom and straining them out. As traditionalists, we do the latter. This way we can ensure that EatLuv clarified butter is the purest butter oil, free of all milk solids and water. 'Ghee' is the Sanskrit word for clarified butter; it is traditionally made using buffalo butter, and the milk solids are left to caramelize a bit producing a nutty taste. ‘Samna’ (also ‘samn’ or ‘samneh’) is the Arabic word for clarified butter, and it is used extensively in traditional Middle Eastern cuisine.

When deciding what to call our product, we opted for ‘clarified butter’ in English so it’s recognizable to more people, though we do leave the milk solids to cook a little longer – as grandma taught – and we filter multiple times to produce the purest butter oil possible. So, in fact, our clarified butter is the same as ‘ghee’ or ‘samn’ except that we use cow butter and not buffalo butter.

One quick note: Many Americans are familiar with the term ‘drawn butter’ which is often served with seafood at fancy restaurants. Drawn butter is melted butter that has likely not completed the clarifying process, so the milk solids are not completely removed.

For starters, it's incredibly tasty - addictively so. It turns any dish from 'meh' to 'wow'... as butter has been known to do for eons. Most Americans rociate clarified butter with dipping seafood delicacies, but that's just a tiny tip of the iceberg. You can use it pretty much anytime you would use butter or oil in cooking. Since all the fragile milk solids are removed, clarified butter is a stable cooking fat. It has a smoke point of over 450°F and some sources say even up to 485°F. Smoke point refers to the highest temperature that a fat can reach before it starts to burn and produce harmful free radicals. So, sautéing, roasting, pan-searing, baking are all delicious ways to use clarified butter daily ... You can also simply spread it on toast or mix it into your morning oatmeal. Search through our tested Recipes for ideas on how to include clarified butter as a staple in your daily cooking.

Clarified butter made the traditional way, as we produce it here at EatLuv, is shelf-stable and has a shelf life of at least 12 months unopened. In many cultures, clarified butter is left to age for months and even years; and the longer it's aged, the more valuable it becomes. Two things that degrade many food products, including clarified butter, are water and sunlight. You can store it in the fridge when it’s unopened but once we open it, we like to keep it in our pantry. The reason is that once opened up to warm air and placed in the fridge again, condensation can form inside in the jar – and any moisture can promote rancidity and shorten shelf life. Opened jars of clarified butter have a shelf life of three months (if you don’t finish them way before then!). Any moisture or food introduced into the jar can cause the clarified butter to spoil; so, always remember to use a clean, dry spoon and close the lid after each use.

As a real food, EatLuv clarified butter reflects the changes in the seasons and temperatures. Year round, the color of our grass-fed butter is noticeably yellower and darker than butter from grain-fed cows because of the higher percentage of beta-carotene present in it. However, you’ll notice that our batches produced in the spring and summer months are a deeper golden color than those produced in the colder months when the cows are eating hay (dried grass).

Since we allow the clarify butter to cool naturally at room temperature, it may have a grainy texture that is prized by cultures around the world as an indication of unadulterated and pure clarified butter. Similar to coconut oil, clarified butter can be liquid, semi-liquid (separated), or solid depending on the ambient temperature in which it is stored. These are all normal consistencies of clarified butter that have no bearing on its quality or freshness. A grainy or liquid consistency is completely natural and does not indicate the presence of any milk solids or water; it is just the way that the fat crystallizes as it cools at different temperatures. If you would like a smoother texture: melt the clarified butter, stir well, and leave to cool in the fridge or your counter overnight; then store in your pantry the next day.

Since clarified butter doesn’t have any of the whey, it has a lower liquid content than regular butter and might not behave the same way in baked goods that call for cold butter. You can probably substitute clarified butter in any recipe that calls for melted butter or another oil like coconut oil or vegetable oil in a 1:1 ratio. If the recipe calls for butter, you can typically substitute in 3/4 of the amount in clarified butter, but this is a rough guideline that may not work for all baking recipes. This is because baking is more of a formula than cooking is, requiring specific quantities of liquids, dry ingredients, and leavening agents in order for the proper compositional and chemical changes to take place as a result of the baking process. That being said, clarified butter is a great choice for baking based on recipes that have been developed and tested using clarified butter. Take a look at our Recipes for some inspiration!

We do so to give you the most nutrient-dense product; so, you can be sure the cows haven't eaten any grain -- which means no soy or corn, much of which is genetically modified in the U.S. (By the way, as ruminants, cows should be primarily eating grass and hay - don't let anyone tell you otherwise!). Based on our research, we learned that dairy from 100% grass-fed animals spending the majority of their time on pasture is many times more nutrient-dense than that of partially grass-fed or grain-fed animals: anti-inflammatory conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is much higher, omega-3 fatty acids are more abundant, and Vitamins K2, E, A, B2 (riboflavin) and B12 are plentiful. Take a look at the impressive list of benefits we have compiled. And our grandparents always emphasized obtaining the best butter we can find – so that’s what we do!

Finding 100% grass-fed American butter from pasture-raised cows is challenging and also quite expensive. The crème de la crème of anything is harder to come by, and that’s definitely the case for butter. Most cows are grass-fed at least some of the time, so the claim “grass-fed” alone is not enough! USDA organic butter only needs to be 30% grass-fed for the certification, a fact that many don’t know. EatLuv is different in that we only accept the absolute highest quality.

A few years ago, our founder’s grandparents taught her their method, and she was inspired to write this article about it. So, when it came time to decide on the most foundational ingredients to help you get started on farm-to-table cooking, we immediately decided to start with clarified butter. Obtaining the highest quality butter is the most important step so we searched long and hard until we found farmers we can trust, and then we started filling those jars.

Even though it may sound like an innovative process to a lot of people, clarifying butter has been practiced for many thousands of years in both European and Eastern cultures. Some sources suggest that dairy products were fermented and made to be shelf-stable for human consumption in North Africa as early as 5500 B.C.! Entire civilizations, such as the ancient Egyptians, considered clarified butter to be a culinary gem for both its nutritive benefits and its delectable taste. It is rumored that making butter originated with the Syrian and Arab nomads; and ever since, cultures across the world have adopted the same age-old methods. Modern-day Indians draw upon decades of Ayurvedic tradition and continue to use ghee (clarified butter) daily, both in cooking and religious ceremonies and prayer.

We source our butter exclusively from grass-based, organic and non-GMO American farms. Our mission at EatLuv is to bring people closer to their food sources, and we believe in transparency both in farming and in business practices. We are passionate about supporting American farms that are working to rebuild a sustainable agriculture model. Right now, all the butter we are sourcing is 100% grass-fed and comes from local family farms that raise their cows on pasture. We have personally visited these farms to verify production quality and to meet the farmers in person. As our operation grows, we will continue to source from sustainable American farms where the cows graze on pasture for the majority of the time except for during extreme cold temperatures. This means that even if we can find more affordable butter produced in Europe or New Zealand, we will continue to prioritize supporting American farmers whenever possible.

As a startup company in its early stages, we currently cannot afford our own organic certification process required by the USDA. However, we do use organic, grass-fed butter to make our clarified butter. We are dedicated to the highest standards in food production and we are committed to investing in relationships with each of our suppliers.

In fact, by sourcing 100% grassfed organic butter, we far exceed the USDA organic standard, which requires only that cows only spend 30% of their time on pasture. However, since we cannot pay for the USDA certification, we cannot have the USDA seal on our products. As soon as we grow to a point when we can afford the certification, we will readily invest in it.

A quick note about this: EatLuv clarified butter is one of the only brands that uses 100% grass-fed organic butter from pasture-based U.S. farms. Many brands include 100% organic grass-fed on the label, but the 100% only applies to the “organic” and not to the “grass-fed.” We don’t like playing word games and always aim to be transparent with our customers. You deserve to be in the know!

The benefits are many as compared to alternative cooking fats. Check out the dedicated Benefits page for a thorough but not all-inclusive list with references. To sum it up, clarified butter is stable at high heat, shelf-stable, and free of lactose (milk sugar) and very low in casein (milk protein) making it easily digestible. In fact, it also aids in the digestion of different foods and makes vitamins more absorbable and bioavailable.

Since our clarified butter is 100% grass-fed, it offers many additional advantages including an excellent balanced ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1:1), a much higher concentration of anti-inflammatory properties like CLA and butyric acid, and more fat-soluble Vitamins A (4x higher than conventional milk), D, E (2x higher) and K2. To help you remember some of the benefits, we came up with an easy acronym to remember (CASH): Concentrated nutrients, Allergy-friendly, Shelf-stable, High smoke point. We left our favorite benefit till last: it's also finger-lickin’ good!

We make our clarified butter the traditional way so we carefully strain out all the milk solids when they settle to the bottom. This ensures that there is no detectable lactose or casein in the final product making it an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t tolerate dairy products due to the lactose (milk sugar) or casein (milk protein) found in milk. We have lab tested our clarified butter for both lactose and casein, and the amount falls below the detectable limit of 0.1% for lactose and 2.5 ppm (parts per million) for casein. Essentially you can think of EatLuv clarified butter as a pure lactose-free butter product. If you are very sensitive or have an allergy to milk products, you should consult with your healthcare provider before adding our clarified butter to your diet.

Currently, we make our clarified butter the traditional way, using low-temperature pasteurized sweet cream butter. Using raw (unpasteurized) butter to make clarified butter doesn’t make sense because the process of clarifying butter involves heating the butter to 212°F. Cultured butter is essentially butter with a culture added to ferment it. In the process of heating the butter to clarify it, the culture doesn’t survive the heat. We have not seen evidence to show that clarified butter made using cultured butter retains any of the beneficial bacteria introduced by the culture.

Brown butter (or ‘beurre noisette’) is cooked a little longer than clarified butter, until the milk solids start to brown a bit at the bottom of the pot. Brown butter is named so because typically, the browned milk solids are left in and not filtered out. This browning infuses the butter with a distinct caramelized nutty flavor that lends itself to French sauces and certain baking recipes. Compared with clarified butter which is shelf-stable, brown butter that has not been clarified is more prone to rancidity and would require refrigeration if the milk solids are not filtered out.

We love good fats from high-quality sources! We believe there is a place for all of these in a healthy diet, in addition to fats from pasture-raised animals. EatLuv’s clarified butter is an excellent dietary source of buytric acid, which is not present in all the other oils. Butyric acid (also called butyrate) is a short chain fatty acid that is essential for improving digestion and proper absorption of nutrients, regulating bowel movements, and supporting good bacteria in the intestinal tract while keeping bad bacteria at bay (Zaleski). Clarified butter (if from pasture-raised cows) is also one of the highest dietary sources for CLA, which anti-inflammatory and boosts metabolism to help in burning fat (Chinnadurai). Similar to clarified butter, coconut oil is stable at fairly high heat. The medium chain triglycerides present in coconut oil make it a digestible fat; however it does not contain Vitamins A, D, and K2 which are present in clarified butter. While delicious, coconut oil has a rather distinctive taste and is suited for particular dishes, so it is not as versatile as clarified butter. High-quality, unadulterated extra virgin olive oil is a great source of Vitamin E and K1, but it is not very heat stable and oxidizes easily, losing a lot of its nutritive benefits and becoming harmful when used at high temperatures. We love using olive oil on raw dishes and as a finishing oil on cooked dishes! Avocado oil is high in Vitamin E and is also a good source of phytosterols if unrefined. On the other hand, refined avocado oil has a high smoke point and doesn’t have a strong taste, which makes it a good option for making vegan dishes that require a higher cooking temperature.

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