It would be extremely helpful if some appropriately knowledgeable person would address Savani’s concerns. I personally do not believe that anything more modern or plant based has replaced the full range of health benefits of cow’s ghee. Anyone who knows of the ecological integrity of Biodynamic farming knows of the primacy of cattle for their enterprise. One reason–I don’t know them all; I’m sure there are many–is that cattle dung is the best possible soil amendment/fertilizer, yielding the most nutritious plants. Of course, the cattle need to be treated with the utmost care, as they do on biodynamic farms. I believe that these and more reasons are why cattle are so highly valued in Indian culture.