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Kitchen Dictionary: suet

Pronounced: SOO-iht

A form of animal fat, similar to lard, but usually sold in shredded form. Suet is the solid white fat found around the kidneys and loins of beef, sheep and other animals. Traditionally used in British cooking, particularly in dumplings, suet puddings, and some pastries. A vegetable version is now commonly available, made from an oil such as palm oil & usually combined with rice flour, which can be directly substituted for the animal fat version in recipes.


Season: available year-round

More Suet Recipes
Popular Suet Recipes
Peanut Butter Bird Suet
The British Bulldog! Traditional Layered Beef Steak Suet Pudding
No-Melt Suet (For Birds)

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 oz
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 242
Calories from Fat 240 (99%)
Total Fat 26.7g 41%
Saturated Fat 14.9g 74%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.4g 0%

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