I am happy to review for you today a high quality product that is super good for you – NutraPro butter oil.
First I want to address the confusion surrounding use of the terms butter oil, ghee, and clarified butter. I admit I, myself, am confused as to what makes the difference between the three, since they seem to all look alike and be essentially the same.
According to NutraPro, who provided me with a jar of their delicious-tasting butter oil, there is a difference between butter oil and ghee/clarified butter, and “it’s in the manufacturing.”
NutraPro Butter Oil is manufactured by extracting it from grass-fed certified organic cream at low temperature and high speed to preserve nutrients, taste, and aroma, leaving a pleasant taste, not a nutty one which indicates high heat was used in manufacturing.
Although NutraPro’s certification shows their Butter Oil is pasteurized, don’t be wary. The Weston A. Price foundation has said pasteurization doesn’t harm the fats, but the proteins. Remember, there are no milk proteins left in butter oil. The “X” Factor (“Activator X”) is still present, and all fat-soluble vitamins remain.
Why not just eat butter?
Butter is high in CLA, Omega-3, and fat-soluble vitamins A, E, and K. However, butter can be problematic to those who are lactose intolerant, and it has a relatively short shelf life when left out at room temperature.
Butter oil (pictured right) is virtually free from lactose and has an extended shelf life (right on the counter) due to the lack of lactose, proteins, and milk solids. So it’s a good choice for those who are lactose intolerant.
It takes 16 gallons of cream to produce 1 pound of butter oil, so as you can see it’s not an inexpensive product. Fortunately, you only need a couple of teaspoons per day to reap the benefits of this more concentrated source of nutrients.
Does your butter come from grass-fed cows?
The problem with most butters is they come from grain fed cows, not grass fed. Even KerryGold butter, which I purchase regularly, doesn’t have as high a nutritional boost that butter oil has. This is due to the removal of the milk solids and water, making butter oil more concentrated.
Take a look at this chart which shows how much CLA is available when cows are pastured:
As you can see, consuming butter oil made from cows who are pastured and not grain-fed gives a huge nutritional boost.
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|Lea Harris founded Nourishing Treasures in 2006. A mom passionate about her family's health and well-being, Lea believes education is power. Encouraging others to take baby steps in the right direction of health for their families, Lea's goal is to raise awareness of what goes into our mouths and on our bodies, providing natural alternative information that promotes health and prevents disease by using traditional foods and nature's medicine.|
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