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Is organic/grass-fed Blue breeze Coconut-Ghee (combo) product Paleo/Primal? What about processsing? Smoke point?

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Created May 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM

I've seen this product and just wanted feedback/thoughts on it.

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on June 03, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Ikco - it's made by Green Pastures, the company who makes the FCLO and HVBO. It's quality, but see my answer below for why I don't necessarily recommend it.

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on May 20, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Theoretically it should but I have not found this to be the case in practice. In fact I find the Coconut Ghee to hold up better than just the CO alone.

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on May 20, 2011
at 08:40 AM

According to my high schoolish chemistry knowledge, melting point of two substances is lower than that of the lowest one. I'm not sure how that translates to smoke point. We have a chemist on board so maybe he'll elaborate on this. "Melting point depression" or so.

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on May 20, 2011
at 08:31 AM

Ingredients ?,,,

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on June 03, 2011
at 02:47 PM

We bought this once and used the whole jar. Here's my 2 cents:

Paleo? Um, yah sure, as much as coconut oil and ghee are, which both are disputed quite often so you decide.

There's only 2 ingredients. Take a guess.

How did it perform for cooking? Excellent.

One thing that I don't understand is their 'definition' of ghee. They call it the leftover "butterwax" from making butter oil. Having made ghee many times myself, and having had their butter oil before as well, this was a bit disturbing to me when I first read this.

Here's why: Butter oil is supposed to have all the nutrients of the butter fat. It's the highly concentrated nutrients. I can say for certain that their butter oil taste just like ghee, only stronger and more potent. So my question is... if they extract all the butter oil out, and then call the leftover of that process "ghee"... that would mean that their ghee has far less nutrients, if any?

I ate a big spoonful of this Blue Breeze Coconut Ghee when we had it. It doesn't taste like eating a spoonful of coconut oil mixed with ghee (which is "muy delicioso"). It taste like eating a spoonful of coconut oil mixed with bland butter wax, which is exactly what they claim that it is.

So.. what's my point? We haven't bought this since. We make our own ghee and buy huge jars of coconut oil. We can mix them in a single if we want. But you can also just put a spoon of each into your cooking pan. That's what I usually do. Works great. Provides the benefits of both, plus it's much cheaper, and you get real, full ghee, not butter wax that has been stripped of all the best stuff.

Cheers, JK

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on May 20, 2011
at 04:11 AM

It's good. Very tasty. I can't see anyone arguing that this product doesn't fit well into a paleo/primal diet. I am not sure anyone needs this particular product as it's so easy to make yourself but for someone who needs the convenience I think this is a good option. I actually make my own ghee then reserve some and mix with CO and boom! Coconut Ghee.

Not sure about smoke point for this product but it's 485F for Ghee and 350F for CO so safe to assume at least 350F.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on May 20, 2011
at 08:40 AM

According to my high schoolish chemistry knowledge, melting point of two substances is lower than that of the lowest one. I'm not sure how that translates to smoke point. We have a chemist on board so maybe he'll elaborate on this. "Melting point depression" or so.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on May 20, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Theoretically it should but I have not found this to be the case in practice. In fact I find the Coconut Ghee to hold up better than just the CO alone.

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on May 20, 2011
at 04:06 AM

It looks delicious!

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on May 20, 2011
at 03:57 AM

I have nothing to add. But I'm wondering what's the point of coconut ghee when coconut is lactose free anyway? Isn't the point of ghee to be free of lactose or any trace of dairy (i.e., milk solids)? Isn't that why ghee is called "clarified butter"?

I would be interested in knowing how this product compares to the regular coconut oil that we use for cooking.

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