Beef Tallow

Tallow soap basics: How to cut the crap and make a basic soap

Soap making is a hobby with many nowadays. People even gift homemade soaps as a personal token of their affection. Above all, soaps made by you or your family members, are highly customized (personalized) to suit your interests with regard to color, scent and texture. Many people also make extra income out of soap making. [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Sep 19th, 2014, 8:06 pm by soaplady     

Livestock as fuel stock: 4 reasons why animal-fat based biodiesel is better

Biodiesel is gaining importance as an alternative fuel all over the world. Thanks to the rise in oil prices and the often-occurring rifts between the middle-east oil giants and other countries, petroleum-based products are becoming too expensive to the over-consumptive western world. Biofuel is a sustainable and long-standing renewable alternative to this issue. But what [...]

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Posted in Biofuel Manufacture, Uses of Beef Tallow on Sep 17th, 2014, 11:01 pm by soaplady     

Grass fed or grain fed beef? There’s the rub.

Grass fed or grain fed, what is the big deal, you might say. No, it is not an easy take. Grass fed beef is extremely different from its industrially-raised, grain fed counterpart. The beef raised in organic ways produces healthy tallow compared to the one raised with preventatives, pesticides and through inorganic means.
Beef has been [...]

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Posted in Beef Tallow Facts, History of Beef Tallow on Sep 16th, 2014, 2:03 am by soaplady     

Meat before tallow: 3 popular uses of beef Suet (or raw beef fat)

Beef has met with a lot of bad reputation recently. The animal fat has been abhorred by millions on account of the projected health hazards it may cause when consumed or used by humans. Reasons: High saturated fats, low polyunsaturated fatty acids, high risk of cholesterol and arteriosclerosis. Health hazards apart, beef has been in [...]

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Posted in Cooking, Uses of Beef Tallow on Sep 14th, 2014, 5:04 am by soaplady     

Nourishing Traditions: Why eating tallow is not as toxic as you think

Since the advancement of civilization, advent of factories and refinement of food products, we  started sermonizing on the evils of harder oils and fats. Animal fat was shunned on account of its high content of saturated fats and low ratio of polyunsaturated fats. Traditional foods and cooking recipes were termed hazardous to health and a [...]

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Posted in Cooking, Uses of Beef Tallow on Sep 12th, 2014, 8:02 am by soaplady     

The way forward: Beef tallow biodiesel as the fuel of future

The Federal Energy Policy Act, passed in August 2005, has accelerated the biodiesel revolution in the country to a phenomenal extent. According to the bill, the United States is to set a new standard to itself and use 7 billion gallons of renewable fuels by 2012. The said year is not far away and the [...]

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Posted in Biofuel Manufacture, Uses of Beef Tallow on Sep 10th, 2014, 11:01 am by soaplady     

The fuel of future: 5 reasons to use biofuel made with tallow

With so many harmful climatic changes happening around us, biofuels are the best alternative resources of fuel that can help reduce the harms we inflict on our environment. Biofuels are made though esterification of fats or oils with alcohol like methanol. With so much being discovered in this sector, it can be said that biofuel [...]

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Posted in Biofuel Manufacture, Uses of Beef Tallow on Sep 8th, 2014, 2:02 pm by soaplady     

Laundry at home: 7 simple steps to make laundry soap with tallow

Making soaps, especially laundry soaps, requires a little patience and some basic knowledge in soap making. All soaps are basically foaming salts which are the result of mixing animal fat or vegetable oil with an alkali like lye. A soap is the combination of fat, lye and water. When you make a laundry soap, you [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Sep 6th, 2014, 5:02 pm by soaplady     

Tallow taste: The sacrosanct link between French fries and beef tallow

People usually buy a food stuff based on its packaging, appearance or brand. Whether they buy it again depends on the taste of the food. A person’s food preferences, especially with regard to taste is established right in the beginning of childhood or what are called the formative years. While babies usually prefer sweet food, [...]

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Posted in Cooking, Uses of Beef Tallow on Sep 4th, 2014, 8:02 pm by soaplady  1 comment   

Animal fat is no garbage: 4 myths about tallow (and saturated fats)

The modern world treats animal fat as garbage and foods rich in animal fat as potentially harmful or dangerous. Every other ad or health journal or food recipe claims that saturated fat is bad for the body. Many health enthusiasts swear by unsaturated fats. Saturated fats are said to increase bad cholesterol and the rate [...]

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Posted in History of Beef Tallow on Sep 2nd, 2014, 11:00 pm by soaplady  2 comments   

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