Lard makes the best pastry for pies and tarts, and adds excellent flavor as a cooking medium.
Lard from pasture-raised pork, is a healthy fat - what?! The natural, stress-free outdoor living conditions, as well as non-GMO feed and abundant amount of grass and bugs pigs consume on pasture produces lard you want to consume. Tests from the Weston A. Price Foundation discovered that lard from pasture raised pigs contained 1,000 IU of vitamin D per tablespoon. This is a natural immune booster. Also, this level of nutrient is hundreds times that amount in the USDA food database based on conventionally raised pigs.
Lard doesn’t make you fat, it is the same ‘heat healthy’ fat as avocado or olive oil (not used at elevated temperature). It breaks down properly during digestion, and gives our body what it needs instead of the ‘junk’ that causes inflammation. It’s GOOD for you!!