Tallow- Useful for
- Chook blocks. – Also can be used as wild bird winter feed blocks to attract them to your garden for insect control, click here for more information.
- Making Soap –
- Tallow Candles – Watch a You Tube video
- Home Cooking
To make the Tallow follow the Recipe (link to article)
When hardened, cut into bars, and/or put the blocks or rolls into the freezer until needed, store in a cool dry area in containers or greaseproof paper.
Health Benefits of Tallow
Tallow is an excellent source of niacin, vitamins B6, B12, K2, selenium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and riboflavin. For instance grass fed beef tallow contains high ratio of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which is a cancer-resistant agent. Contrary to the popular conception, tallow is good for health as tallow fat is similar to the fat/muscles in the heart. Recent studies have shown that human beings need at least 50% of saturated fats to keep the heart pumping hard and healthy, tallow and lard are saturated fats. Tallow from pasture-raised cows also contains a small amount of Vitamin D, similar to lard.