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Tell me about Suet
« on: September 22, 2009, 06:31:23 am »
I know nothing about it. It seems like a staple for you guys. I am all ears.

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Re: Tell me about Suet
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 07:26:38 am »
  • suet is tin-glazed pottery made in the British Isles between about 1550 and the late 1700s
  • suet is an example of a gap in the fossil record. It is named after paleontologist Dr. Alfred Suet
  • In the liturgical calendar of the Western Christian churches, Suet days are four separate sets of three days within the same week
  • The Gilded Tube-Nosed suet (Murina rozendaali) is a species of vesper suet in the Vespertilionidae family

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Re: Tell me about Suet
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 10:35:45 am »
suet is the raw fat from red meat

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 06:41:38 pm »
I buy it from farmers markets or markets, but have to ask them to specially ask the slaughter house to reserve it as they normally throw it away. Usually you (I) have to pay next to nothing, and so end up buy some of their regular meat to keep everyone happy.

It is the fat around the kidneys of the cow, of which there is quite alot! Fat is an important source of calories (not to mention everything else good about raw fat) for the primitive eater. Marrow (in the bones) and hide fat (which is self explainatory) are the other 2 main sources, but suet is the easiest I think to remove when butchering, and so the easiest for people to get.

It lasts a very long time in the fridge (ive had mold growing on it one, but i am 99% sure its actually residual meat on the fat not the actual suet) which is great. People who travel sometimes make a processed food called 'pemmican' using suet (or i suppose any other fat) and dried meat. Check out lex rookers manual on it (awesome), although it is not raw, and more used for travelling or when you can get anything else i suppose (or storage).

I like to warm my suet up a little to kind body temperature in some warmish water, it becomes absolutely deliscious. Other people just take it out of the fridge for a while to take the chill off.

Ermm, all i can think of. People like lex used a ratio of 150g meat a day and 150g of suet I think, which works out at about    600cal pro, 1350cal fat, not sure about %'s but the idea is basically eat a moderate amount of protein and the rest from fat.

Some people also suppliment their diets with wild, seasonal fruit and some other vegetation like samphire.

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Re: Tell me about Suet
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 06:31:39 am »
In my area grassfed suet is easier to obtain than raw GF butter and is cheaper. Plus, I do better on suet than butter, so I lucked out.
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Re: Tell me about Suet
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009, 07:31:00 am »
so you just eat raw as is? What does it taste like?

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2009, 08:55:57 am »
Chalk.
That's not paleo.

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Re: Tell me about Suet
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009, 09:04:35 am »
Sometimes it's crumbly, sometimes it's more moist and chewy. The taste is very bland, almost nothing when it's fresh. Over time as it starts to "go bad" in the fridge (some people think it gets better) it gets a stronger smell and taste. Personally I like the dryer crumbly kind, and I like to cut it and lean meat into bite size pieces and eat them together. I get one piece of each for each bite, this way the suet doesn't get sticky in my mouth as it tends to do if you just chew mouthfuls of it by itself.

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Re: Tell me about Suet
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009, 09:50:51 am »
Over time as it starts to "go bad" in the fridge (some people think it gets better) it gets a stronger smell and taste.

The closest flavor I could liken it to was a quality plain yogurt. A welcome treat for those of us not eating dairy but desiring a different taste now and then. :)
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Re: Tell me about Suet
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2009, 09:17:53 pm »
Creamy!
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2009, 03:10:35 am »
A recent discovery for me after years of trying to source organic grass-fed suet.  It's simply the best animal fat available IMO.  It bears little taste but adds a delicious creamy texture to meals.  It keeps, seemingly, for weeks in the fridge so can be bought in bulk.  It's cheap!

I measure out chunks of suet and pulse it in my food processor for around 30 secs then sprinkle a few spoonfuls over my meals.  It looks like grated parmesan cheese!   ;D

The only downside is the fact that it appears to be very difficult to obtain.  So, actually, forget everything I said.  It's nasty, horrid stuff!!  You really wouldn't like it at all.  No.  I think you'll much prefer butter or bone marrow!   ;)
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Re: Tell me about Suet
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2009, 03:31:20 am »
I find suet largely tasteless(only once found a short-term source of really good suet but that went out for various reasons). Marrow is far better re taste.
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