Rendered from prized pasture raised pigs - Fatworks Leaf Lard is pure, unadulterated lard with no trans-fats.
Delicate, neutral taste - This lard yields a less "porky taste" than regular lard, as it comes from the "leaf," which is the pig's internal fat where there's no meat muscle. This makes for a delicate, light and "clean" tasting lard.
Perfect for cooking and baking - Bakers cherish leaf lard because it creates the best crusts and cakes while not imparting its own flavor. And because of its high smoke point, leaf lard is perfect for frying and sautéing, especially when you want the natural flavors of your ingredients to shine. Alton Brown even listed our Leaf Lard in People Magazine at the top of his holiday gift picks!
Leaf lard - a favorite food of the healthy past and today!
The traditional diets of two of the healthiest cultures studied in modern times, the Georgians of the Caucasus and the Okinawans of the Pacific, both shared pork lard as a favorite food. Even though these healthy people ate large amounts of pork lard, heart disease and strokes were rare.* On the contrary, both cultures were known to have a high number of people who reached 100 years and beyond, and remained healthy at that advanced age to boot!*
Here are a few health reasons to integrate pasture-raised, sustainable lard into your diet today:
- Oleic acid: The main fat in lard, oleic acid, is a fatty acid associated with supporting mental health.* A 2005 study from Thailand also reported that oleic acid has anti-cancer benefits.* (Oleic Acid – The Anti-Breast Cancer Component in Olive Oil, David Tin Win; Faculty of Science and Technology, Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand)
- Good monounsaturated fats: When compared with olive oil, lard is a close second in the monounsaturated fat department. Olive oil has about 77% monounsaturated fat, with lard at 48%.*
- Vitamin D: Lard also contains beneficial vitamin D, a necessary fat-soluble vitamin.*