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    After asking at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, I finally ended up at a local "international" market--where I finally found some lard for sale.

    It's Farmer John "Manteca" (spanish for lard), with "BHT and citric acid added to help protect flavor". (I don't even know what BHT is--nor how much I should try and avoid it....)

    Everything is somewhere on a health-continuum; I'm wondering where this stuff would land. "Better than hydrogenated margerine, but not as good as grassfed stuff"?

    I cooked this morning's veggie omelette in it--everything was 'moister' than usual. It was yummy...

    I guess my question is, is this "conventional lard" better than no lard at all? Or should I hold out (and try and find) some "Primo Primal" stuff??
    Vegan from 1993 until Oct 16, 2010. "D'oh!!"

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    It's a start. I'm sure it's better than margarine!

    Definitely keep questing for the better stuff. Just remember that small steps are still steps.

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      I guess my question is, is this "conventional lard" better than no lard at all? Or should I hold out (and try and find) some "Primo Primal" stuff??
      Given the hormones and antibiotics fed to conventionally farmed animals, I wouldn't touch conventional lard. I'd use pastured butter or coconut oil until I found a good primal source.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
        Given the hormones and antibiotics fed to conventionally farmed animals, I wouldn't touch conventional lard. I'd use pastured butter or coconut oil until I found a good primal source.
        Yeah, I hear ya. I actually HAVE some Primo Primal coconut oil (Whole Foods)--but I'd run across a couple of recipes calling for lard, and this stuff was less than $5...and I'd probably wasted that much gas lookin' for it already--so I bought it.

        Guess I should keep my eyes peeled for some Primo Stuff...
        Vegan from 1993 until Oct 16, 2010. "D'oh!!"

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        • #5
          BHT: http://chemistry.about.com/od/foodco...servatives.htm

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          • #6
            I had no idea manteca was Spanish for lard. There is a town not far from us called Manteca. Heh. But sorry, no advice on where to find the good stuff ('cept maybe from a local rancher who pastures his cattle...?) Anyway, let us know if you find a good source. I'm curious.
            ~ Ex-Herbivore Goes Carnivore: Jazmin's PB Journal ~

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            • #7
              This thread might offer some help--(after I win the lottery!): http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...-tallow-online

              Sounds like good stuff, though!
              Vegan from 1993 until Oct 16, 2010. "D'oh!!"

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