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Lamb Fat (unrenderd adipose tissue, not tallow)--is it healthy?

Commented on December 24, 2013
Created December 23, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Calling all fat experts,

I have a question about lamb fat. I get trimmings of grass-fed lamb fat for free from my butcher and I cook and eat them as they are (I also make tallow for cooking).

I feel great after eating it but I want to know how cooking affects the nutritional make-up of the fat.

1. Does heating oxidise the omega 3 or effect the MUFA or PUFA making the fat unhealthy?

2. Is it OK to eat 100g per day?

I'm eating it to increase my calorie intake as I can't eat too much coconut oil so I see lamb fat as just as good.

Thanks and have merry Paleo Christmas!

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on December 24, 2013
at 10:43 AM

Hi, thanks for your answer. I agree, lamb fat is totally healthy. I was just wondering if the application if heat can affect the smaller MUFA/PUFA content in anyway, for example making it inflammatory? As I know the SFA are more heat stable, but lamb fat is not totally saturated.

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on December 24, 2013
at 01:53 AM

If the lamb is grassfed, I don't see why not.

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on December 23, 2013
at 05:46 PM

how can it not be healthy? of course it is. 100 g a day seems like a good level of consumption.

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on December 24, 2013
at 10:43 AM

Hi, thanks for your answer. I agree, lamb fat is totally healthy. I was just wondering if the application if heat can affect the smaller MUFA/PUFA content in anyway, for example making it inflammatory? As I know the SFA are more heat stable, but lamb fat is not totally saturated.

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