R 76.00

This artesanal handcrafted Pure Leaf Lard has been three times rendered from A-grade, free range field foraging happy pigs. 100% pure and natural traditional lard rendered the old fashioned method. Pure Pork Lard is definitely one of the most wholesome cooking fats you can use. But, there’s more good news: lard is delicious! With a subtle taste and aroma, everything you cook with lard won’t taste like pork. It actually enhances the flavor of roasted vegetables, grilled meats, and even baked goods. You’ll have crispier veggies, flakier pie crusts, and mind-blowing fried fish and chicken. Sprinkle the lard with sea salt and spread over freshly baked bread – it’s simple but tastes absolutely divine.

Lard is rich in nutrients, with just one tablespoon containing 1000 IUs of Vitamin D. Adequate levels of Vit D in the body is associated with a lowered risk of developing cancer, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, and infectious diseases. Almost every cell in the body has a receptor for vitamin D, underlining how vital it is. It plays a role in growth, nervous system function, reproductive health, insulin production, and immune function.

Another compelling reason to use pork lard is heart health. After olive oil, which consists of 77% monounsaturated fatty acids, lard has the most monounsaturated fats at 48%. These fats help to lower bad cholesterol levels and maintain healthy cells.

Choline is another important nutrient that’s not found in high quantities in a lot of other foods. Only about 10% of the population get enough choline in their diet. Low levels are connected with everything from a greater risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s to problems with the liver. Because choline helps to move cholesterol and very-low-density lipoproteins from the liver, a deficiency can lead to a buildup of fat and cholesterol.

Sizes: 400ml plastic tubjar

Shelf life is up to 6 months. Although lard does not need to be refrigerated as it is naturally shelf stable, refrigerating it can give you up to 10 months of life.

For more info on the health benefits of saturated fats in the diet, please visit these links below: 

The Keto Diet: Cholesterol and saturated fat are not the enemy

The Keto Diet: Why everyone should know their LDL particle number

Pure Leaf Lard from free-range field foraging pigs R 76.00

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