Our ancestors have been utilizing beef tallow for thousands of years, all the way back to ancient Babylonians, Australian aborigines, American Indians and passed all the way down to our great grandmothers. During the 20th century the use of animal fats fell out of favor with the creation of vegetable shortening and claims that animal fats were unhealthy.
So what is tallow? Tallow is simply any animal fat that has been rendered (except pork, which is called lard). To render fat, all you do is chop up frozen fat (the smaller the chunks the faster and more efficiently) and add heat. (Blog coming soon!)
Recent years have brought a resurgence in the use of tallow, and with good reason, tallow has many benefits:
With so many benefits to using beef tallow, it is no surprise there are a multitude of ways to use tallow:
With such a long history for using tallow, it’s many benefits and uses, what is holding you back from using tallow?
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