What is tallow?
Tallow is rendered beef or lamb fat. Before unhealthy vegetable oils took over our kitchens, tallow was often used for frying because it’s stable at high temperatures. It also contains several components that are thought to be beneficial, including:
- Conjugated linoelic acid (CLA)
- Vitamin K2
- Omega 3 fatty acids
You can use beef tallow for cooking, frying, and baking. Apart from kitchen use, you can also make soap or candles with the tallow.
When you decide to use beef fat, consider well where you buy it. I would really recommend you to buy 100% grass-fed beef. Grass-fed beef is higher in CLA and more omega 3 fatty acids. Also, antibiotics and other unwanted substances given to conventionally-raised cows are likely to be stored in their fat.
Enjoy cooking with this beef tallow!