Beef Tallow

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 Nov 22nd, 2014, 2:00 pm 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 Nov 20th, 2014, 5:00 pm 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 Nov 18th, 2014, 8:01 pm 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 Nov 16th, 2014, 11:05 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 Nov 15th, 2014, 2:03 am 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 Nov 13th, 2014, 5:00 am 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 Nov 11th, 2014, 8:00 am by soaplady  2 comments   

Food for thought: 5 solid benefits of using tallow for cooking

Tallow cooking is almost dead in the United States. But it was the traditional way of cooking in the country before the discovery of vegetable oils. Suet, which was once the most-commonly used fat, is taken from the cow’s intestinal cavity and then, rendered into beef tallow. Though tallow was used in cooking in the [...]

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Posted in Cooking, Uses of Beef Tallow on Nov 9th, 2014, 11:00 am by soaplady     

Medieval bathtubs and tallow soaps: Overview of soap making down the ages

It is funny that we tend to think of ourselves to be the most modern, most hygienic and most civilized species of human race. We attribute our grasp of culture and civilization to our personal care habits like washing, cleaning and bathing. But history says that the ancients were more hygienic (at least as hygienic [...]

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Posted in Soap making, Uses of Beef Tallow on Nov 7th, 2014, 2:00 pm by soaplady     

Tallow feed for pets: 7 reasons to use beef tallow in pet food

Beef tallow has been used in industrial applications, especially soap and candle making for centuries. Only during the late 20th century, the United States pet food industry found tallow as a potential food source for pets, cats, dogs and birds. This is partly due to the surplus availability of edible and inedible tallow in the. [...]

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Posted in Other Uses, Uses of Beef Tallow on Nov 5th, 2014, 5:02 pm by soaplady     

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