Fat Series: Benefits of Animal Lard

Long gone are the days when lard was considered bad for you. In fact it is actually a sustainable and healthy source of fat that is natural and sustainable. Check out more of its benefits and why we love to cook with lard.

1. It is healthy: The lard and cooking fat that you find in your grocery store is most likely made of hydrogenated oils. The lard you need is the internal fats from animals that have been in the sun such as those that are free-range and organically fed. This allows them to soak in more vitamin D and thus produce a richer and healthier product for you.

2. It's delicious: As simple as it sounds, animal lard is delicious. It isn't heavily processed and contains natural sources of fats that make food rich and enjoyable.

3. Excellent for cooking: Lard is amazing for cooking that has a combination of monounsaturated and saturated fats that makes it ideal for cookies, biscuits, gravy, crusts and more that gives off a light and flaky texture. 

How do you like to cook with lard?