What is Tallow?
Tallow is a solid, fatty material made from rendered (melted down) cow or mutton fat. Triglycerides, which are fatty acids coupled with glycerol, make up the majority of its structure.
Traditional applications for tallow include cooking, producing candles, and creating soap. Due to its high melting point, it is perfect for use in baking and frying at high temperatures. Tallow has moisturizing qualities and aids in the production of a rich, creamy lather, making it a popular component in numerous soaps and skincare products.
Concerns over animal welfare and environmental sustainability have made tallow a contentious ingredient in some circles in recent years. Tallow-based products are avoided by some people for moral or health grounds, while others continue to use them because of their historical qualities and advantages.