4th and Heart Certified Paleo Keto Certified Turmeric grassfed ghee

4th and Heart

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. 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.

About the Brand

Raquel Tavares, a 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.

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.

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.

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FAQs

What is ghee?

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 ghee?

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 do I use ghee for?

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 is 4th & Heart better than other brands?

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.

Is 4th & Heart Organic?

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?

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.

Isn't ghee just clarified butter?

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.

Other fun facts

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.

Brand Recipes

4th and Heart Perfect Summer Marinade

SUMMER MARINADE

4th and Heart Perfect Summer Marinade Recipe

4th and heart Creamy Rosemary Mashed Potatoes recipe

CREAMY MASHED POTATOES

Dinner or lunch, Creamy Rosemary Mashed Potatoes with 4th and Heart ghee

4th and Heart Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

THANKSGIVING STUFFING

4th and Heart Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

4th and Heart Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

Perfect for Thanskgiving! 4th and Heart Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe. 

4th and Heart Garlic Ghee infused with Rosemary for Rolls

ROSEMARY-INFUSED GHEE

Perfect for Thanksgiving rolls, this Rosemary or Garlic-Infused ghee recipe from 4th and Heart 

4th and Heart Ghee Banana Pancake Bites

BANANA PANCAKE BITES

Sweet Banana Pancake Bites Recipe from 4th and Heart Ghee