Which is the Best Desi Ghee to buy?

Desi ghee has been a staple in most Indian households. It is an ancient remedy for cold, cough and soft skin, but in the last few years the credibility of saturated fats like desi ghee has been debatable. Comparative Test done by Consumer VOICE has taken 6 desi ghee brands to test. Interesting findings from our test results will reveal how the important determinants of quality vary across brands and which is the best desi ghee brand to buy.

Brands Tested :  Mother Dairy, Nestle Milkmaid, MilkFood, Ananda, Madhusudan, Amul


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As per our standard procedure, we undertook market research to identify the regular-selling brands of ghee across the country. We tested 6 samples of desi ghee brands on various quality, safety, acceptability and adulteration parameters. The testing was conducted at an NABL-accredited laboratory and the samples were tested as per specifications laid out by FSS Regulations, 2011, and Indian Standard IS: 16326:2015.


  • Mother Dairy
  • Nestle Milkmaid
  • MilkFood
  • Ananda
  • Madhusudan
  • Amul


  • Milk Fat
  • Vitamin A
  • Peroxide Value
  • Moisture
  • Free Fatty Acids as Oleic Acid
  • Phytosterol Acetate Test
  • Presence of Animal Fats  
  • Reichert-Meissl
  • Butyro   Refractometer  (BR)
  • Energy Value
  • Baudouin Test
  • Phenolphthalein Test
  • Polenske Value
  • Coliform
  • Vitamin E
  • Cholesterol
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fatty Acids
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA)
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA)

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