exiting news for anyone who has ever had anything prepared in animal fat - you know how incredibly delicious it is (duck fat fries anyone?). not only is cooking with animal fat tasty, it is completely acne-safe and full of nutrients.
it can seem a bit strange to make your own animal cooking fat, (instructions here
), especially for people on the go, or who are strangers to the kitchen. the company epic
has bottled up some super high quality stuff, including:
- 100% beef tallow
- pork lard
- duck fat (our personal favorite!)
i found these bad boys at my local whole foods market, and am very excited to prepare my morning eggs in duck fat.
there are some awesome nutritional benefits of cooking with animal fats.
- great source of healthy fat, which our brains AND hearts need.
- great source of omega fatty acids, and saturated fat which contrary to outdated nutrition ideas of the 80's and 90's is essential for the function of many of our organs. these fats act as a vehicle for fat-soluble vitamins, and countless natural processes inside our bodies. this is a great article about the need for saturated fats in our diet.
- we have found it to be one of the safest oils to cook with, for more cooking oil information see an older blogpost here.
this post is by allyson!