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Animal Fats | June 09, 2024

The Benefits of Beef Tallow

The Benefits of Beef Tallow

Beef tallow has been used in various ways, such as making soap and candles. However, the best way to use it is for cooking. Many people either haven’t heard of it or consider it unhealthy because it comes from an animal. However, beef tallow is much better for obtaining nutritional fats than cooking with canola or vegetable oil.

By showcasing the benefits of beef tallow and lard, we aim to inspire a shift from unhealthy trans fats to these unprocessed, health-boosting fats. This transition not only enhances the taste of your food and is more sustainable, but also contributes significantly to your overall health.

What is beef tallow and what are the benefits?

✔️Beef tallow is rendered beef fat.
✔️Beef tallow is used in cooking, candles, soaps, and as of late, it’s become a must use item for skincare on TikTok.
✔️Beef tallow contains linoleic acid (CLA), an anti-inflammatory that may protect the body from infection; CLA supports healthy metabolism and fat burning.
✔️Beef tallow is a natural source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K and has monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids which can be especially good for dry and aging skin; Tallow fatty acids can help with nutrient absorption from food, like vitamins and protein.
✔️Beef tallow is the second-highest dietary source of stearic acid after cacao butter.
✔️Beef tallow makes food taste good, helps give golden color and crunchy texture. The fat also has a high smoke point, thus an ideal source for high-heat cooking like frying and roasting.
✔️Beef tallow is sustainable because it’s a byproduct of whole-cow cattle farming.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently posted a slideshow highlighting some of these points: