Heidi Strawn
November 16, 2013

Lard—the renderings of pig fat—often carries with it the negative connotation of a high-fat, high-cholesterol additive that makes pie crusts flakey and our bellies plump. But as today’s cooks hide in fear from vicious trans fats, lard is starting to be seen in a different light.

Upon closer examination, we see that lard doesn’t add many extra calories beyond alternative cooking fats, like olive oil, and it’s high in vitamin D, a helpful dietary supplement in beating the winter blues. (Nothing cures the winter doldrums like a vitamin-D rich pumpkin pie crust, does it?)

Subscribe now

And the beauty of lard is that its uses go beyond the kitchen and can be used in making soap and candles, as a burn treatment or moisturizer, or for fueling oil lamps. Yes, lard is a modern marvel, and one you shouldn’t dismiss so quickly from your pantry.

To learn more about lard and what it can bring to your cooking, take a look at the infographic below.

Click for Larger View
Infographic: Oh, Lardy! (HobbyFarms.com)
Click for Larger View

 

Get more food-prep infographics from HobbyFarms.com:

 

Subscribe now


Filtered Under Homesteading

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Next Up

You Should Also read: