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Paleo-Compliant Lard or Beef Tallow That Can Be Purchased from Stores?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 28, 2011 at 4:54 PM

I've ditched all vegetable oils and fry with the bacon grease I gather when I panfry my bacon. However, since I don't eat bacon everday, I have a limited supply of this.

Any lard or beef tallow that can be purchased readily from stores that are Paleo-compliant? I understand that the Armour brand of lard is "hydrogenated lard". Unfortunately, that's all that I see being carried by ShopRite or A&P. (Would WholeFoods carry something kosher?)

I don't have the time to make my own tallow, ghee or lard. And I'm trying to be dairy-free because of my autoimmune issues. I don't trust EVOO for frying. And I find coconut oil (which I put 2 tbsps everyday in my coffee) to be a bit expensive for frying everyday vegetables (parsnips, summer squash, yuca, etc.), eggs and beef with impunity.

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on March 12, 2013
at 03:38 PM

"No heating olive oil" -- why not? I know it has a low smoking point, but if you're not trying to sear steaks but are just sauteeing veggies, nothing bad should happen to it.

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on May 28, 2011
at 06:04 PM

Search eatwild.com for grassfed sources.

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on May 28, 2011
at 05:19 PM

Er no. I always bought things from supermarkets and am not used to dealing with butchers directly. Any good butcher you can recommend in Northern New Jersey: Norther Bergen County or Rockland County, NY?

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on May 28, 2011
at 05:02 PM

Do you have access to a good butcher? Tallow, lard etc are usually available there. Source a good one that practices sustainable farming (grass-fed, pastured), and get all your meat products there.

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on May 28, 2011
at 05:19 PM

Er no. I always bought things from supermarkets and am not used to dealing with butchers directly. Any good butcher you can recommend in Northern New Jersey: Norther Bergen County or Rockland County, NY?

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on May 28, 2011
at 06:04 PM

Search eatwild.com for grassfed sources.

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on March 12, 2013
at 03:17 PM

US Wellness Meats.
http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Detail.bok?no=878

You might even ask at the meat counter of a local natural food store. That's where I get my marrow bones, oxtail, etc. They don't stock it at the counter, but they do have it back in the freezer.

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on May 28, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Go to your local farmers market and ask around to the farmers selling grass fed meat...I get beautiful, already rendered organic, pastured lard from a farmer I trust for $4.50 per pound...less than the cost of butter!

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on May 28, 2011
at 05:52 PM

Coconut oil I don't find it expensive. I buy my Nutiva 54 oz containers from http://www.vitacost.com/Nutiva-Certified-Organic-Extra-Virgin-Coconut-Oil for $21.11 free shipping if order is over $49.

Or http://www.swansonvitamins.com/Search?keyword=nutiva+coconut+oil&doSearch=true&ntt=&n=0&ntk=Level1 for a little less, but $5 shipping unless you see a swansonsvitamins banner saying $1.49 shipping.

Good for you not using Olive Oil to sautee. Use only on salads with vinegar. No heating olive oil.

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on March 12, 2013
at 03:38 PM

"No heating olive oil" -- why not? I know it has a low smoking point, but if you're not trying to sear steaks but are just sauteeing veggies, nothing bad should happen to it.

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