Antler Farms New Zealand Beef Tallow
WHY IS ANTLER FARMS® BEEF TALLOW BETTER THAN THE REST?
✅ 100% Grass Fed - Antler Farms® Beef Tallow comes from 100% grass fed cows. Our cows are raised in the beautiful Canterbury Plains of New Zealand, where they live outdoors and feed on green pasture year round.
✅ Clean Sourced - Our beef tallow is 100% pure and clean, with no fillers or binders. Our product contains no antibiotics, growth hormones or GMO’s, and is screened for disease, agricultural and chemical contaminants.
✅ Nutrient Rich - Antler Farms® Beef Tallow is a rich source of healthy saturated fats, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). It also contains essential fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and other minerals.
✅ Minimally Processed - Our beef tallow contains top grade, natural beef tallow that has been purified and filtered. This simple processing maintains the integrity of the nutrients and ensures they stay preserved and highly bioactive.
✅ Made in New Zealand - The climate, clean air and plentiful water in New Zealand supports the growth of lush, green pastures. These ideal living conditions are the cornerstone for raising cows that are naturally robust and healthy.
What is Beef Tallow?
Beef tallow is rendered fat from cattle.
Rendering is the process of melting and clarifying animal fat. It is done by slowly and steadily heating the fat to break it down, transforming it from a solid into a liquid. This purifies the fat by removing the moisture through evaporation.
Beef tallow contains no carbohydrates or protein; it is pure fat. Like olive, avocado and coconut oil, it consists of mostly saturated and mono-saturated fat.
Tallow has the appearance and texture similar to that of butter mixed with coconut oil. It is solid and white, and has a mild, subtle taste.
What are the Benefits of Beef Tallow?
Beef tallow has many benefits. It can improve heart health, aid digestion, promote weight loss, boost energy, and support healthy skin and hair.
Beef tallow is a rich source of healthy saturated fats including conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), oleic acid, palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, and others. It is comprised of 50% saturated fat, 46% monounsaturated fat, and 4% polyunsaturated fat. Tallow also contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, essential fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and other minerals.
There are many health benefits of beef tallow.
- IMPROVES HEART HEALTH: Contrary to popular belief, saturated fats like beef tallow do not cause heart disease. In fact, studies have shown that consuming healthy sources of saturated fat like beef tallow can actually reduce the risk of heart disease. This is because beef tallow contains a balance of saturated and unsaturated fats that can help to lower LDL cholesterol levels, improve overall heart health, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- SUPPORTS GUT HEALTH: Beef tallow has beneficial effects on digestive health. It contains butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid that is produced by gut bacteria. Butyric acid helps to nourish the cells that line the gut, improve digestive function, and reduce inflammation in the gut. Butyric acid also promotes the growth of healthy gut bacteria, which can reduce the risk of digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
- PROMOTES WEIGHT LOSS: Consuming healthy sources of saturated fat like beef tallow can actually aid in weight loss. The reason being that saturated fats are more filling than other types of fats, and they can help to regulate appetite and reduce cravings for unhealthy foods. Additionally, the fatty acids (CLA and stearic acid) in beef tallow can help to boost metabolism, burn fat, and reduce the risk of obesity and other related health conditions.
- BOOSTS ENERGY: Beef tallow is a rich source of energy. Unlike carbohydrates, which can cause spikes and crashes in energy levels, beef tallow provides a sustained source of energy that can keep you feeling full and energized for longer.
- IMPROVES SKIN AND HAIR: The vitamins and minerals in beef tallow are beneficial for the health of your skin and hair. Vitamin A is essential for maintaining healthy skin and preventing acne, while vitamin K helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Additionally, the fatty acids in beef tallow can help to moisturize and nourish your skin and hair, leaving them looking and feeling healthy and vibrant. Many people find that their complexion automatically improves when they consume tallow.
How is Antler Farms® Beef Tallow Processed?
Antler Farms® Beef Tallow is 100% pure beef tallow from naturally healthy, grass fed New Zealand cows.
The best beef tallow comes from grass fed, pasture raised cattle. Grass fed tallow has a higher nutrient value and more robust nutritional profile than tallow from grain fed cows. The natural living conditions provide the building blocks for the production of vital nutrients inside the animal's body. And just like a human body stores nutrients in fat, so does the cow in its tallow.
When choosing beef tallow supplements, it is particularly important that sources are pure and clean. Toxins are stored in the fat cells of animals. Therefore, the consumption of tallow should be limited to only naturally healthy, grass fed animals.
Our beef tallow originates from a pristine place - the beautiful Canterbury Plains of New Zealand. Here, our cows are raised outdoors and feed on lush, green pasture year-round. New Zealand’s climate, clean air and plentiful water in are perfect for raising cows that are naturally robust and healthy.
Prior to processing, a thorough inspection ensures that the cattle is in perfect health. The beef fat is cooked slowly using low temperatures to dissolve it and evaporate the moisture within it. The liquid is then strained to remove any solids, resulting in pure beef tallow. The minimal processing ensures that the tallow’s beneficial nutrients remain preserved and highly bioactive.
New Zealand has strict guidelines for the husbandry and general care of its livestock. The use of rBGH is completely banned in New Zealand.
Our product is 100% pure beef tallow, with no added fillers or binders. No hormones, antibiotics, hyper-immunizations, or GMO’s are used to raise our cows.
Isn’t Fat Bad for You?
Animal fat has been consumed as part of the human ancestral diet for six million years. Not only did they eat it without restriction, but fat was purposefully eaten by those who needed a boost in their nutrition such as the young, the old, and the child-bearing.
Beef tallow has been used in various forms for centuries. Before modern-age farming techniques, it was a common cooking fat found in most kitchens. However, it fell out of favor for many years due to misconceptions about the impact of animal fat on human health.
The shift began in the 20th century, when refined vegetable oils emerged as a so-called “healthier” alternative. In the 1950’s, the medical industry claimed that saturated fats increase the risk of heart disease by raising levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood. As a result, the use of tallow and other animal fats were discouraged in favor of vegetable oils.
In recent years, many health experts have completely changed their stance on saturated fat. New studies show that there is no link between saturated fat and heart disease, including 21 studies that followed 350,000 people for up to 23 years. It is believed that the type of saturated fat found in tallow has a mostly neutral effect on blood cholesterol levels. So much of the supposed risk of consuming saturated fat is questionable, to say the least.
Ironically, doctors now advise us to avoid many vegetable oils and seed oils because they can cause inflammation, oxidative stress and heart disease. Vegetable oils such as soybean oil, corn oil, canola oil, and sunflower oil are highly processed (not found in nature), unstable, oxidize easily, contain harmful additives, and create toxic byproducts when heated.
Many nutritionists now advocate for the inclusion of animal fat in a healthy diet. For this reason, tallow is making a comeback in many ways, as a cooking fat, food source and dietary supplement.