Healthy Fats Sampler
A trio of traditional healthy pastured fats: Ghee, Lard and Tallow.
Our grass-fed organic ghee is made from the milk of pastured cows, fed on fresh green grass in spring and fall. No GMOs, no added salt, no preservatives, no trans fats, no colors or dyes, no MSG, no flavor enhancers. The one and only ingredient is non-homogenized milk, with absolutely nothing else added to it. Golden colored ghee is prepared by melting and simmering unsalted butter until all the water evaporates and the milk solids settle at the bottom. The remaining butter oil is very stable, giving it a high smoke point which makes it an excellent choice to use for baking, frying and sautéing.
Pure lard from pasture-raised pigs, unhydrogenated and without additives. A traditional fat, perfect for frying and sautéing, it’s also known for making delicious pastries and flaky pie crusts. Pure lard is primarily rendered from back fat. It is able to withstand medium high heat, and is recommended for adding subtle, natural flavor to your dishes.
Fatworks pure tallow is crafted from 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised cows, and is rendered using the traditional low-heat kettle method. An advanced fine-filtering system results in a premium tallow that meets the highest standards of gourmet cooks and all those who enjoy real food! Premium grass-fed beef tallow is a traditional fat, perfect for deep frying and sautéing. It can be used in pies, fries, eggs, chili, stews, and more.
Storing your pastured fats
Ghee is shelf stable. You do not need to refrigerate it for 2-3 months if you keep it in an airtight container. When kept in a refrigerator, ghee can last up to a year.
Lard should be stored in the refrigerator. Shelf life is 12-18 months when refrigerated.
Tallow can be kept in your pantry and is naturally shelf stable for years. Tallow may also be kept refrigerated but will solidify, requiring a hot water bath to soften it.
3 jars. Each jar contains 14oz
Pasture raised pure lard.
Grass-fed pure tallow.
Organic grass-fed ghee.
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I’M LOOKING FOR ORGANIC HIGH QUALITY VEGETABLE OILS, BUT DON’T SEE ANY ON YOUR SITE.
Vegetable oils that come from canola, corn, soy, cottonseed and others seeds are fragile unstable polyunsaturated fats. These oils are processed using high heat, petroleum solvents and chemicals. They are then deodorized to improve flavor and color. This extreme process creates damaged fats, also known as oxidized cholesterol. Vegetable oils are also high in Omega 6 fatty acids, which tend to be pro-inflammatory.
I SEE YOU OFFER SOME SATURATED FATS. AREN’T THESE BAD FOR US?
Saturated fats are stable fats, not easily prone to rancidity. Fats such as tallow, lard, ghee and schmaltz (chicken fat), along with other animal fats, are steeped in a rich history of providing nourishment in past generations. It’s only been in about the last half century that these wonderful fats became vilified as bad for us.
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BAD FATS AND GOOD FATS?
Without going into great detail, animal fats are comprised of a profile of various fatty acids. There’s omega 3, 6 and 9. Fatty acids come in long, medium and short chains. There are saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. And the list goes on. Each of these provide a complex of fatty acids that can either help or harm your body. Some of the factors to consider are the source of the fats (grass fed or pastured are best), the proper processing of the fats, balance of fats in your diet, and of course biochemical individuality.
OKAY … SO WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT THESE SATURATED ANIMAL FATS?
Ghee (heat stable butter oil), butter, cream and cheese that come from grass fed cows have a complex and nutrient rich profile. Just a few of the healthy players in milk fats: vitamins A, E, D and K2, butyric acid (how butter got its name), conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, an omega 3 fat). Butter is about 15% short/medium chain saturated, 50% other saturated, and 30% monounsaturated fatty acids.
Tallow from grass fed cattle is rich in heart-healthy fatty acids such as stearic acid and CLA. Although considered a ‘saturated’ fat, tallow has about 50-55% saturated, 40% monounsaturated and 3-6% polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Lard from pasture-raise pigs has about 40% saturated, 50% monounsaturated and 10% polyunsaturated fatty acids. Being a high percentage of more unsaturated omega 9 fat, there goes the myth about lard being a ‘saturated’ fat! Lard from pastured pigs is also a good source of vitamin D.
Chicken fat, also called schmaltz, is made from 100% Organic Free Range chickens. Approximately 57% monounsaturated, 21% polyunsaturated and the rest (22% or so) saturated fatty acids.
Coconut oil isn’t an animal fat. But it is a saturated fat. And a very special saturated fat at that! The composition of coconut oil is almost 50% Lauric acid, noted for its antimicrobial and antibiotic properties, and is anti-viral. Some consider coconut oil as one of the world’s best fats. We offer several foods that are made with coconut oil (chips, cereals, nut butters, ice creams and fudge sauce).
HOW DO I INCORPORATE THESE HEALTHY FATS INTO MY DIET?
You can experiment with any and all of these fats. Just reach for a jar of one of these fats when cooking (you do cook don’t you?). All of these are good for sautéing vegetables, braising fish or meats.
Ghee has a rich, sweet and deliciously nutty flavor. Great when cooking for the buttery flavor. Good on toast too! Shelf stable for 2-3 months, or refrigerate up to 1 year.
Tallow is perfect for deep frying as it handles the heat well. It can also be used in savory dishes with eggs or in stew, meats, chili or casseroles, etc. Shelf stable for about a year, refrigerate after opening.
Lard works well with savory dishes. But it really shines when used to make biscuits, pie crusts and other pastries. Store in the refrigerator for up to 12-18 months.
Schmaltz – stir-fries, veggies, and meats are enhanced by using chicken fat. But where this fat shines is with potatoes. Fried potatoes like you’ve never had! Refrigerate after opening.
Coconut oil can be added with any of these other fats when cooking, or is a stand-alone fat. Combine with ghee in your coffee for that ‘bullet-proof’ taste sensation. Shelf stable for 1 or more years.
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