4th & Heart Grassfed Ghee

4th & 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 Vitamins A, D, E, K and CLA. When the cow’s milk is rich with these vitamins, it goes directly to the butter and therefore, to the ghee. Just how Mom’s nutrition goes to her baby when drinking breast milk!

Let me break it down…

Butter = Milk Solids + Butter Fat + Water

Ghee = Butter – Milk Solids – Water

Water + Milk Solids = 20% of each stick of butter, therefore, ghee is just a higher dose of the good fat found in butter.

What’s different about 4th & Heart ghee? Well, we cook it slowly and use fresh ingredients to create flavor profiles that make cooking much more fun and versatile.

Certified Paleo & KETO Certified:

Original Ghee

Fourth & Heart ghee is made from the milk of grass-fed, pasture raised New Zealand cows.  Why did we have to go so far from home? We find the best quality to be in the place where the greenest grass grows and that’s in New Zealand.

Himalayan Pink Salt Ghee

All of our Himalayan Salt Pink Salt is food grade, all-natural, organic compliant, and Kosher certified.

Madagascar Vanilla Bean Ghee

Our Madagascar Vanilla Bean uses sun-dried beans that are 100% Organic Fair Trade Certified. Makes the perfect additive free, binder free, lactose free creamer for your coffee! Just whisk in a hot cup and enjoy!

California Garlic Ghee

 Our California Garlic is sourced from Northern California, all natural, pure garlic.

Turmeric Ghee

Our Turmeric Ghee has a sweet and subtle flavor profile with notes of nut, honeysuckle, and honey, and it adds a warmth to any dish. And no, you don’t need to add black pepper, the ghee does the trick! It’s made with pure turmeric and cooked slowly into grass-fed New Zealand butter. Turmeric is known for aiding digestion, reducing inflammation, and increasing alkalinity and circulation in the body.

Original Medium Heat, MCT Sprayable Ghee

Our oils and sprays blend ghee with MCT and avocado oils for health benefits and cooking ease. They are high in Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids, and our process allows the vitamins naturally found in ghee to remain in-tact. Therefore, you’ll also find Vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as Butyric Acid, a gut healthy fat that naturally occurs in ghee. Whether you’re a ghee veteran or novice we are certain you’ll find this a welcome item to your pantry staples.

Garlic Medium Heat, MCT Sprayable Ghee

Our oils and sprays blend ghee with MCT and avocado oils for health benefits and cooking ease. They are high in Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids, and our process allows the vitamins naturally found in ghee to remain in-tact. Therefore, you’ll also find Vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as Butyric Acid, a gut healthy fat that naturally occurs in ghee. Whether you’re a ghee veteran or novice we are certain you’ll find this a welcome item to your pantry staples.

Truffle Medium Heat, MCT Sprayable Ghee

Our oils and sprays blend ghee with MCT and avocado oils for health benefits and cooking ease. They are high in Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids, and our process allows the vitamins naturally found in ghee to remain in-tact. Therefore, you’ll also find Vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as Butyric Acid, a gut healthy fat that naturally occurs in ghee. Whether you’re a ghee veteran or novice we are certain you’ll find this a welcome item to your pantry staples.

Grass-Fed Ghee Oil Pour

Our 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 us to preserve the vitamins found in butter that burns off in high-temperature cooking. Use to saute, bake, scramble, or fry, in salad dressings or even blended in your hot coffee. Excellent for high-temperature cooking.

Grass-Fed Ghee Oil Spray

Ghee spray is for the busy cook who loves the taste of butter but wants to minimize the use of it while maximizing cooking efficiency. Use on non-stick, iron or steel for high-temperature cooking! Excellent for pancakes, fried eggs, sauteeing or spraying onto a salad.

Certified Paleo:

Original Chocti

“Chocti” comes from the Sanskrit word shakti, meaning change and empowerment. Chocti honors those roots by empowering choice and facilitating change by offering a healthier alternative to ordinary, everyday chocolate spreads. Carefully crafted from cacao, dates, and our Madagascar vanilla bean ghee, it’s a delicious, nutritious way to upgrade your pantry and brighten your day.

Passionfruit Chocti

“Chocti” comes from the Sanskrit word shakti, meaning change and empowerment. Chocti honors those roots by empowering choice and facilitating change by offering a healthier alternative to ordinary, everyday chocolate spreads. Carefully crafted from cacao, dates, and our Madagascar vanilla bean ghee, it’s adelicious, nutritous way to upgrade your pantry and brighten your day.

Coffee Guaraná Chocti

“Chocti”comes from the Sanskrit word shakti, meaning change and empowerment. Chocti honors those roots by empowering choice and facilitating change by offering a healthier alternative to ordinary, everyday chocolate spreads. Carefully crafted from cacao, dates, and our Madagascar vanilla bean.

4th & Heart Story

Fourth & Heart is an artisanal food brand based in Los Angeles, CA, set on a mission to modernize ancient pantry food staples starting with a line of grass-fed flavored pure spreadable butters known as "ghee".

Fourth & Heart is an ode to the Heart Chakra. It’s the intersection where most of us get stuck. We think through everything and we rarely feel our way through it. Our intellect gets in the way. I find the most lasting decisions are heart choices and not hard choices.

Fourth & Heart hopes to inspire others through the passion we put into our product and to inspire “heart” decisions, not hard decisions.

We move forward with bold intention, and with your hearts and our hearts in mind. We want what we put into our product to move you, motivate you, inspire you.


About the Founders

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Raquel Tavares Gunsagar

Raquel, devout Ashtanga Yogini, snowboarder, lover of all things food was born in Brazil and later migrated at age six to Northern California with her mother and brother in the early 80’s. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her family and is mother to two young boys. She is the principal creator of Tava Organics, LTD, parent company of Fourth & Heart. She prides herself on the ability to tackle family, work, self and play – she wants to milk each minute of each day.

Favorite Quote

“There is no passion to be found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

Favorite Author

Elizabeth Gilbert

Fictional Character She Most Admires

Olivia Pope

Living Person She Most Admires

Rick O’Barry

The Best Meal to Start a Day

Acai Bowl & Ghee-Buttered Coffee

 


Lilly Wunsch

Lilly is a self-professed Excel nerd, hula hooper, and craft beer aficionado. Her passion for simple, delicious, wholesome foods originated after she graduated from UCLA and was finally forced to cook for herself. As a lifelong Californian, she loves nothing better than biking to the beach in the summertime. She is the co-founder of 4th & Heart and believes in learning something new every day.

Favorite Quote

“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

Favorite Author

Oscar Wilde

Fictional Character She Most Admires

Uncle Iroh from Avatar the Last Airbender

Living Person She Most Admires

Oprah

The Best Meal to Start a Day

Oatmeal full of raisins, almond milk, chia seeds and vanilla bean ghee

 

Ingredients: Clarified butter (milk)
Ingredients: Clarified butter (milk), Himalayan pink salt
Ingredients: Clarified butter (milk), vanilla bean
Ingredients: Clarified butter (milk), garlic
Ingredients: Clarified butter (milk), turmeric
Ingredients: Ghee, fractionated coconut oil, avocado oil, sunflower lecithin
Ingredients: Ghee, fractionated coconut oil, avocado oil, sunflower lecithin, roasted garlic oil
Ingredients: Ghee, fractionated coconut oil, avocado oil, sunflower lecithin, truffle oil
Ingredients: Grass-Fed Butter Oil, Non-GMO Cold Pressed Grapeseed Oil
Ingredients: Grass-Fed Butter Oil, Non-GMO Cold Pressed Grapeseed Oil
Ingredients: Date syrup, chocolate (cacao, coconut sugar), vanilla bean ghee (clarified butter [milk], vanilla bean)
Ingredients: Date syrup, chocolate (cacao, coconut sugar), vanilla bean ghee (clarified butter [milk], vanilla bean), passionfruit powder
Ingredients: Date syrup, chocolate (cacao, coconut sugar), vanilla bean ghee (clarified butter [milk], vanilla bean), coffee oil, guaraná seed powder

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Honey & Ghee Grain-free Granola

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

CATCH: Chai

Chocti Brigadeiro

Figgy Pop-Tarts

Breakfast Tostada

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Plantain Donuts

Albacore Salad with Mushrooms, Broccolini & Avocado

Vanilla Bean & Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Cinnamon Vanilla Cranberry Muffins

WHAT IS GHEE?

Answer: Ghee is butter, but better. It’s a type of clarified butter that is heated and reduced. During this process, milk solids will both float to the top and sink to the bottom. The milk solids are then triple-filtered out, and what you’re left with is the pure healthy fat, which is lactose free & dairy free, as well as good for digestion and metabolism. Since our ghee is made from 100% grass-fed butter, it has a wonderful yellow color and is high in vitamins A, D & E. Our ghee is 0% Dairy. It has been tested and is one part per million dairy. (But, if people say they are allergic, do not force them to try it.)

WHY SHOULD I USE IT?

Answer: Ghee is much better for you than butter. It’s similar in health benefits to coconut oil or olive oil, but it’s better for cooking because of its high smoke point (450-485 degrees for ghee vs. 280 degrees for olive oil). When other oils smoke, they become trans fats! And, you don’t have to refrigerate ghee! It’s always a spreadable consistency.

WHAT SHOULD I USE IT FOR?

Answer: Any time you use butter, olive oil, coconut oil, etc., use ghee! Ghee is a 1:1 substitute. Its spreadable texture makes it easy for baking and it takes great on toast. Explore all of our delicious ghee flavors with your favorite foods: Green chili – chicken, fish, eggs, vegetables Vanilla – bulletproof coffee, oatmeal, pancakes, sweet potatoes, cookies Pink Salt – you don’t need to add salt after using it in a dish (corn, grilled cheese, anything really)

WHY ARE YOU BETTER THAN OTHER BRANDS?

Answer: Fourth & Heart ghee is 100% grass-fed, which is more prized than organic because it is more humane and has even more health benefits – higher levels of CLA, better Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acid ratio, and more vitamins A and E. We also offer a variety of flavors flavors to please different palettes and cooking inspirations.

ARE YOU ORGANIC?

Answer: We are 100% grass fed. Our butter comes from New Zealand, which has very stringent dairy regulations and produces the highest quality butter. We searched long and hard for only the best butter to use in our ghee.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Answer: If you keep the jar clean (don’t use dirty spoons, crumbs, etc.) it should last indefinitely. However, we generally recommend 6-9 months. And no need to refrigerate it.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

Answer: Prices varies by location, so please inquire at your local store. One jar lasts a long time, as you usually use a teaspoon at a time.

ISN’T GHEE JUST CLARIFIED BUTTER?

Answer: Clarified butter is made simply by heating butter and removing the milk solids which have risen to the top of the pot. In the making of traditional ghee, butter is brought to a boil and cooked until all the moisture is boiled off, and all the milk solids (lactose and casein) have settled to the bottom. These milks solids which have settled on the bottom of the pot are intentionally burned or caramelized, developing nutty flavor to the ghee. Ghee is the pure extraction of oil from butter.

OTHER FUN FACTS

Answer: We are a new product, made in small batches in downtown L.A. We donate part of our income to yoga gives back, which gives micro loans to women in India so that their daughters can stay in school. Because it’s dairy free, 4th & Heart ghee is a great part of the Paleo diet and is also perfect for people who are lactose intolerant.

We Care

Have questions? Need help? We’re here for you.
Please contact wecare@fourthandheart.com


Press Inquiries

Meredith Moldonado / meredith@amprmedia.com  /213-880-2559


Accounting

Please contact rm@fourthandheart.com

Wholesale Inquiries

Please contact sales@fourthandheart.com

For brand and food service inquiries

Please contact raquelt@4thandheart.com

About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.

 


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Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues.  All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program. 

 


 

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The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.

 

 

 

 

 

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