Pasture-Raised Pork Lard 16oz
Lard made from our 100% Pasture-Raised, Organic-fed, Soy-Free Pork!!!!
1lb container, must be kept refrigerated.
We’re super excited to have this product for the first time ever – rendered fat from our pigs!
“Nutritionally speaking, lard has nearly one-fourth the saturated fat and more than twice the monounsaturated fat as butter. It is also low in omega-6 fatty acids, known to promote inflammation; according to lard enthusiasts free-range pigs that eat greens, not grains, have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Lard has always been prized as a cooking fat because it has a higher smoking point than other fats. For that reason, foods fried in lard absorb less grease. It also has the reputation of producing ultra-flaky pastry crust.” – Dr. Andrew Weil
Weston A Price foundation have this to say about lard: “Lard or pork fat is about 40% saturated, 48% monounsaturated (including small amounts of antimicrobial palmitoleic acid) and 12% polyunsaturated. Like the fat of birds, the amount of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids will vary in lard according to what has been fed to the pigs. In the tropics, lard may also be a source of lauric acid if the pigs have eaten coconuts. It was widely used in America at the turn of the century. It is a good source of vitamin D, especially in third-world countries where other animal foods are likely to be expensive.”
Read it all here: http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/the-skinny-on-fats/