What Is Beef Tallow?
Tallow is rendered fat from beef. Tallow consists of mostly saturated and monounsaturated fat. As a replacement for conventional cooking oil, tallow holds many advantages in cooking processes and overall health benefits.
Health Benefits Of Beef Tallow.
- Beef Tallow is a healthier alternative to industrially processed inflammation-causing seed and vegetable oils like canola, sunflower, soybean, and peanut oil. All these oils that use chemical solvents in their extraction process become highly unstable, producing oxidized cancer-causing free radicals when heated.
- Tallows are more stable than conventional cooking oils and have a high smoke point of around 400 degrees, resulting in less oil oxidation from higher cooking temperatures, and reducing inflammation within the body.
- Tallow, like olive, avocado, and coconut oil, consists of natural and healthy unrefined saturated fats ~ an ideal daily addition to your healthy diet. Processed vegetable and seed oils like canola oil and sunflower oil are high in unhealthy polyunsaturated fats.
How To Utilize And Cook With Beef Tallow.
- As a replacement for conventional cooking oils tallow can be used to saute vegetables, eggs, and steak, as well as in baked dishes..
- When cooking with tallow use identical amounts to conventional oils
- Shelf life of tallow is upwards of 12 months when properly sealed and stored in the refrigerator and up to 2 years when frozen.
What Does Tallow Taste Like?
- When rendered properly, tallow will hold an unflavored taste but retains health benefits, unlike other processed oils.
- Plain beef tallow doesn’t have much flavor. It’s a simple fact that may impart a slight essence from the meat, but it’s not a prominent taste. If made with herbs or spices, the beef tallow will take on aromas and flavors from those ingredients.