What is Tallow?
Tallow is simply rendered beef fat.
To render beef fat implies that the fat (also known as suet) has been cooked slowly to remove all impurities and odours.
Before the advancement of modern-age farming techniques, beef tallow commonly referred to as the original liquid gold was the cooking oil used in most kitchens. It is a wholesome fat that gives amazing flavours and a unique nutrient profile to foods.
Tallow is known to be a secret ingredient in many foods we eat at high-end restaurants.
Unlike unhealthy vegetable oils that have recently become the norm due to their long shelf-life and reduced cost, tallow is one of the healthiest animal fats available to us for consumption. Like olive, avocado and coconut oil, it consists of mostly saturated and mono-saturated fat. In addition, tallow is loaded with so many beneficial nutrients and is really fun to cook with.
Hydrogenated vegetable oils are unstable at high temperatures and oxidize thereby releasing free radicals that are harmful to our bodies. Beef tallow is stable at high temperatures with a high smoke point of 420oF. When cooked on high heat, it retains its composition and all its healthy qualities. This makes it the ideal oil for any kind of deep-frying, air-frying, baking, and roasting. It is safer, less susceptible to burning and much tastier. Taste the flavour.
WHY YOU SHOULD USE BEEF TALLOW
There are many benefits of beef tallow.
The human heart needs saturated fats to keep itself healthy. Beef tallow is a perfect fat for our hearts as its composition is similar to the fat found in the human heart muscles.
- Tallow is rich in heart-healthy fatty acids.
- Tallow contains a high ratio of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which is a cancer-resistant agent and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
- Tallow is a great immunity builder; this is due to its antimicrobial properties.
- Tallow is an excellent source of vitamins such as vitamin A, D, E, K and B12 which are amazing for your skin.
- Tallow is an energy-giving food. It is no wonder many of us experience drowsiness after meals due to the unhealthy vegetable oils used.
HOW YOU COULD USE BEEF TALLOW
Use as a healthy and tasty alternative when frying.
Use in place of butter.
Use tallow to sauté vegetables.
SEASON AND CONDITION WITH IT
Use to season your cast iron and condition your wooden cooking utensils.
HOW IS OUR TALLOW DIFFERENT?
Our beef tallow is naturally and methodically rendered to give you a product that is free of all impurities. The resulting tallow is odourless, rich in nutrients and loaded with flavour that will enhance all your favourite recipes. We have handcrafted our beef tallow in small batches using suet from 100% grass-fed Ontario cows raised without antibiotics or added hormones.
Natritional Wellness is immensely proud to provide you with an environmentally sustainable product that is free of any preservatives and additives. By producing our beef tallow, we turn something once considered waste into a beautiful and nourishing product. Our beef tallow is an environmentally sustainable approach to utilizing the whole animal. Due to our thoughtful rendering process, it can be reused multiple times, just filter the hot oil after each use, allow it to cool and store it in an air-tight jar.