Tallow from our 100 % Pasture fed, regeneratively grazed herd is now here and we’re excited to share it with you!
In the seemingly increasingly complex world of health and nutrition, one of the objectives of Good Small Farms is to produce healthy food for local communities and we believe that our tallow is a real superfood.
What is tallow?
Tallow is simply beef fat that has been rendered down and filtered of any impurities; you may well have heard of lard or goose fat, well this is the equivalent but from cows! The rendering process separates the fat from the fat tissue so that it becomes usable. Traditionally suet from around the kidneys is used for tallow; we use the fat from all parts of the carcasses of our cows.
Our process is as minimal as we can possibly make it; a single, long, slow render at a low temperature to ensure minimal disturbance to the fatty acid profile of the fat. We don’t use any deodorising or bleaching techniques, nothing is added, this tallow is as pure as can be!
Beef tallow has many applications spanning culinary, household and personal care. It has a high smoke point (>200℃) so it is the ideal cooking fat which can be used for many applications (e.g. frying, baking, roasting, etc). We like it all over our roast veg, in our stir fries and even smothered all over our toast!
Beef tallow is also used extensively for skincare, known for its gentleness, it is suitable for sensitive skin and in its natural form acts as a powerful moisturiser.
Abundant in vitamins and minerals, pasture fed beef tallow is a good source of Vitamins D and E with trace amounts of A and K. Comprising both monounsaturated and saturated fats, tallow contains healthy amounts of Conjugated Linoleic Acids and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Use it for your yorkshire puds, in your patés, in your jacket potato and mash! Make yourself a natural lip balm, a candle or a gentle moisturising cream.
Whatever you do, let us know how you get on. We hope you enjoy this versatile product as much as we do!