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Farm Fresh Pork Lard vs. Butter

What is Lard?

Pork lard makes every recipe amazing! As more and more of us are going back to our roots and getting back to basics, we have found many folks looking for pork lard. Not the hydrogenated, preservative loaded junk, but pure farm fresh pork lard with absolutely nothing added. Our lard is already rendered and ready to use! Lard is made of 100% pork fat. It's separated from the fatty parts of a pig through a process called rendering. It is all-natural, unprocessed and contains a similar fat profile to olive oil.

Healthier Than Butter and Many Butter Substitutes

Lard has a better nutrition profile than many butter alternatives on the market. Unlike many processed oils, like soybean and cottonseed oils, lard is not hydrogenated and thus contains no trans fat. Many butter substitutes are highly processed and therefore lack the nutritional value of lard. Lard, on the other hand, has lower saturated fat than butter, but much more monounsaturated fat, almost double that of butter, and five times as much as coconut oil. Add those stats to the fact that lard is a good source of vitamin D, and you've got fat that's worth trying.

Is Lard Bad For You?

When used sparingly, lard is not particularly worse for you than other cooking fats. In fact, cooking with lard has many benefits, and more chefs are choosing lard over other traditional cooking oils or shortenings.

  • Pure lard has a neutral taste and contains no pork flavor

  • Lard contains no trans fats, which makes it a healthier option than hydrogenated fats

  • Lard has less saturated fat and cholesterol than butter

  • Lard contains healthy monounsaturated fats, just like olive oil

  • It has a high smoke point, making it ideal for frying foods