If you're not cooking with lard, you should be! Forget everything you've heard..... truly Unrefined Lard (low temperature rendered, NOT hydrogenated, NOT bleached) is an incredible health food, full of monounsaturated fats - the same kind as found in olive oil. We firmly believe (with science to back it up) that animal fats, are critically important for your body to function as it was designed. Overly refined vegetable oils on the other hand (canola, soy, corn, sunflower, etc.) should be avoided at all cost. I'll let you do your own research though. Watch a video and see what it takes (including all of the chemicals needed) to produce something like canola oil. Then think about how we produce lard - we simply take the purest fat from the pig, slowly heat it at low temperatures, then pour through cheesecloth into each container - that's it. Keep a container of lard on your counter so that it's soft and spreadable. We use it for all of our cooking, plus we'll even spread it on toast with a little honey or jam. As an added bonus, lard makes the most AMAZING baked products and you can feel good knowing you are using traditional ingredients from a farm, not a factory. Other brands of kettle rendered lard easily cost 2x as much as ours yet none of the other brands will come from pigs raised like ours - 100% on pasture and never fed corn or soy. Beyond all of this, lard from pasture raised pigs is the SECOND HIGHEST dietary source of Vitamin D....something that most people are lacking in and something that provides a lot of immune system support.
Sold in a 1 pound container. At home, we keep lard on the counter so that it's soft and spreadable.
Low temperature, slowly rendered pastured pork fat.