Pastured Pork Lard was a cooking staple in the kitchens of our grandparents. And, it's now a cooking staple for anyone looking to cook with healthy fats. There are many benefits to cooking with lard. From a cooking perspective, it creates extra flaky pie crusts, crispy fried chicken and delicious sauteed vegetables.
Nutritionally, it's a whole food and minimally processed. Unlike the heavily processed foods found on grocery store shelves, our bodies are designed to know what to do with whole foods. If you're working on eating more whole foods and less processed foods, the fats you cook with are an easy place to start.
And, in addition to being one of the best natural sources for Vitamin D, lard rendered from pastured pork contains beneficial nutrients such as vitamin B complex, vitamin C, phosophorus, iron and a high percent content of monounsaturated fats (which are heart healthier).
When you buy lard from a local farm such as ours, you're also helping the environment by shortening the distance your food travels before it reaches your home. And you're supporting regenerative farming practices which put carbon back into the soil.