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Benefits Of Eating Organic Grass-Fed Suet and Tallow 


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Suet and Tallow is still new to many. Before it really explodes in popularity and as you learn more, you will quickly realize that Suet and Rendered Tallow are tasty, a wonderful healthy cooking oil and a natural healthy way to supplement dietry fat.

Let's take a look into Mother Nature's Ketogenic rocket fuel to give you a better understanding of the countless benefits of Beef Suet and Tallow.


1. Using Suet Reduces Food Waste.  

Suet and Tallow are a nutritious and sustainable way of eating nose to tail  to reduce food waste and maximize your nutrient intake and variation using all parts of the animal including offal  and beef fat just like previous generations did.



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2. Suet and Tallow Are Allergen Free.

Organic Grass-Fed Non-GMO Project Verified Suet is allergen free and toxin free. 90% of store bought seed and vegtable oils are from GMO sources. For those with histamine, dairy or casein allergies found in butter or cream, Beef Suet and rendered Tallow are a great alternative to enjoy tasty healthy fats without the allergy / histamine issues. 


 3. Suet and Tallow: Non-Inflammatory With A High Smoke Point. 

Beef Suet and the clarified/ rendered form, Beef Tallow are healthier and stable alternatives to industrial processed inflammation causing seed and vegetable oils like Canola Oil, Sunflower Oil, Soybean Oil and Peanut Oil. These oils all use chemical solvents in their extraction process and become highly unstable producing oxidized cancer-causing free radicals when heated. Suet and Tallow are more stable and have a high smoke point of almost 400 F / 200 C.


4. Suet and Tallow Are Healthy Fats.

Suet and Tallow, just like avocado oil 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.


5. Suet And Tallow Are Nutrient Dense.

Suet and Tallow are rich in fat soluble bioavailable vitamins A, D, E, K, and B1. Fat soluable vitamins in Suet are easily absorbed into the body when eaten with fat.

Here is a great piece written by Dr Atli Arnarson PHD on the function, benefits and sources of these fat soluble fats. 


6. Suet And Tallow Are Energy Dense. 

At 242 calories per ounce, both Suet and Tallow fat packs a mighty and healthy carb free punch of energy which is exactly what is needed on a ketogenic or nose to tail carnivore diet.  Make your own Tallow from our Suet,  pop a tablespoon into your Coffee for the ultimate bulletproof organic grass-fed fatty coffee.


7. Homemade Tallow versus Store Bought Tallow Gives Peace of Mind.

With Certified Organic and Verified Grass-Fed Homemade Tallow, or Suet , you know you prepared it yourself, you know the source of the beef suet and you know it is a pure beef fat that came from an animal that was raised on organic grass and nothing else. 

Store Bought Beef Tallow. A word of warning.

No matter how agricultural the packaging and marketing will look, when buying store bought Tallow in the grocery store or health food store, It is important to point out, these store bought Tallow products are almost exclusivly hydrogenated. Not good. This is done to extend shelf life to two plus years without refridgeration. Not good.Not natural.

Hydrogenated Tallow is mostly used in industrial applications such as lubricants, greases, plastics and furniture waxes. Were all for utilizing beef fat like Suet and Tallow in all it's forms including for industiral application but do draw an ethical and health line in the sand when it comes to consuming hydrogenated tallow. 

Homemade rendered Tallow from Suet, that you know is non-hydrogenated, is best by far. 




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8. Homemade Tallow Is Easy To Make.

Raw suet, a pot and low heat is all you need to render down the crumbly Suet beef fat into a nourishing and tasty Beef Tallow which you can use as your main cooking oil in the kitchen or as a butter replacement.


9. Suet And Tallow For Ketosis.

Despite being a fat, consuming healthy Suet or Beef Tallow stimulates the release of glucagon, the hormone that signals to your body it is time to burn stored fat (visceral body fat) to use for energy leading to weight loss. This makes Suet or Tallow the ideal fat for a Ketogenic Diet. Ketosis occurs when Glucagon is high, and Insulin is low. The high ratio between glucagon and insulin signals to your body to burn body fat for energy.



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10. Suet and Tallow Promote Gut Health.

You optimize your microbiome by eating fermented foods and not consuming heavily processed oils. A healthy gut has been shown to promote healthy digestion, food transit time, reduce or eliminate constipation and even promote positive mental health. Both Suet and Tallow, especially certified organic, grass-fed, are gentle on the gut microbiome.



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11. Suet and Tallow Are High in Omega 3’s.

Organic Grass-Fed beef suet is an excellent source of cancer-fighting CLA’s (conjugated linoleic acid) and heart friendly Omega 3 fatty acid.


12. Stearic Acid Content.

The saturated fat stearic acid found in Suet and Tallow lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol slightly, induces fat metabolism and promotes appetite satiety. 


13. Suet and Tallow for Skincare.


The saturated fat stearic acid found in suet and tallow nourishes your skin’s cell membranes when consumed, which helps to keep skin smooth. Tallow is a natural, chemical free skin moisturizer. Natural cosmetic brands use stearic acid derived from suet and tallow as their natural moisturizing ingredient.


14. Beef Suet and Rendered Tallow Have A Long Shelf Life.

In the freezer, both suet and tallow can last years. Tallow is room temperature stable and will stay good for up to a year at room temps. *Fresh Suet, if only stored in a refrigerator, is best used within 5 days so we recommend freezing Suet into portions for long term storage.


15. Buying Suet Is Great Value For Money.

  • Suet can be eaten on its own or rendered into Tallow for your very own homemade cooking oil or fatty coffee and works out far cheaper per fluid oz than store bought industrial processed oils.
  • While Suet is still unknown to most outside the Carnivore and Paleo community, it's price remains very reasonable but we are sure Suet and Tallow will explode in popularity just as Coconut Oil did 10 years ago. 


Finally, lets take a look at exactly how Suet compares in it's fats content profile and smoke point to other common cooking oils.

  • You will see that Suet (and Tallow) have a similar overall  profile to Coconut Oil.
  • Suet and Tallow have the 2nd lowest levels of unhealthy Poly-unsaturated fat (3 grams), just one gram above Coconut Oil (2 grams).

Properties of common cooking fats (per 100 g)

Type of fat Total fat (g) Saturated fat (g) Mono­unsaturated fat (g) Poly­unsaturated fat (g) Smoke point
Butter[6] 80-88 43-48 15-19 2-3 150 °C (302 °F)[7]
Canola oil[8] 100 6-7 62-64 24-26 205 °C (401 °F)[9][10]
Coconut oil[11] 99 83 6 2 177 °C (351 °F)
Corn oil[12] 100 13-14 27-29 52-54 230 °C (446 °F)[7]
Lard[13] 100 39 45 11 190 °C (374 °F)[7]
Peanut oil[14] 100 17 46 32 225 °C (437 °F)[7]
Olive oil[15] 100 13-19 59-74 6-16 190 °C (374 °F)[7]
Rice bran oil 100 25 38 37 250 °C (482 °F)[16]
Soybean oil[17] 100 15 22 57-58 257 °C (495 °F)[7]
Suet[18] 94 52 32 3 200 °C (392 °F)
Sunflower oil[19] 100 10 20 66 225 °C (437 °F)[7]
Sunflower oil (high oleic) 100 12 84[9] 4[9]
Vegetable shortening [20] 100 25 41 28 165 °C (329 °F)[7]


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