Fourth & Heart is an artisanal food brand based in Los Angeles, CA., who’s mission is to “modernize ancient pantry food staples, starting with a line of grass-fed flavored pure spreadable butters known as “ghee”.
Ghee is just a higher dose of the good fat found in butter. The difference is that butter contains butterfat, milk solids and water. It is pure butterfat cooked longer, until all moisture is removed and the milk solids are caramelized and then filtered out. It’s used for high heat cooking, culinary inspired flavors, and shelf stability. It imparts incredible rich flavor to whatever you’re cooking.
Health Ghee Benefits vs. Butter
Ghee has a unique nutrition profile without any lactose or casein. This is great for people who are lactose or casein-sensitive because the process has removed these allergens.
Ghee is rich in short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids, and is also rich in Butyric Acid which helps your gut digest foods, so it’s gut friendly for those with gut ailments such as gout, Chron’s and other autoimmune disease that follow the FODMAP diet, which doesn’t allow for processed oils of any kind.
Fourth & Heart grass-fed ghee uses the highest quality grass-fed butter sourced from a cooperative of farms in New Zealand. Grass is naturally high in Vitamin A, D, E, K and CLA. When the cow’s milk is rich with these vitamins, it goes directly to the butter and therefore the ghee.
The difference with Fourth & Heart ghee is they cook it slowly and use fresh ingredients to create great flavor profiles. Each one has a beautiful flavor profile and is an easy way to elevate any dish, either savory or sweet.
Artisanal Ghee butter by 4th & Heart is the only brand on the market offering this decadent spread in the following gourmet flavors:
White Truffle is ground with pure sea salt to form a white truffle sea salt that is whipped into Fourth & Heart ghee.
Himalayan Salt Pink Salt is food grade, all-natural, organic compliant, and Kosher certified.
California Garlic is sourced from Northern California, all natural, pure garlic.
Madagascar Vanilla Bean uses sun-dried beans that are 100% Organic Fair Trade Certified.
Fourth & Heart also offers:
Sprayable Ghee Oil is ghee spray is for people who love the taste of butter but want to restrict calories or just want to minimize the use of it while maximizing cooking efficiency.
Pourable Ghee Oil
Fourth & Heart’s Pourable ghee oil is a (60/40 butter oil/grapeseed) hybrid of a slow-cooked butter oil and grapes. The slow cooking of the oil allows for preserving the vitamins found in butter that burn off in high-temperature cooking.
Travel Packs of Ghee
Their grass-fed pasture-raised ghee is lactose/dairy-free, gluten-free, shelf stable and uses only real ingredients to flavor their ghee. Each jar retails for $14.99, is available for purchase of their site, and can be found in numerous stores across the US.
Raquel Tavares Gunsagar is the principal creator of Tava Organics, LTD, parent company of Fourth & Heart.