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Here I can get unrendered leaf lard at a local winter farmer's market, so you may want to try something like that. Rendering it easy. Try eatwild.com for getting local good lard or renderable fat in your area.
Use it. I mean, will you eat a pound a day? It's better than the alternatives like the grain oils.
Before PB I saw where Crisco has a solid shortening "No Transfats." And the TF's seem to be gone from margarines. At least on a "per serving" basis. So, I'm trying to understand whether hydrogenation automatically means transfat, or not. I'm thinking the latter.
Lard is too valuable to no use. Even meat has small amounts of TF's.
As I say over and over, it's not just the WHAT but the HOW MUCH that matters.
I'm sorry, but it is never good to eat hydrogenated oils. Not it any amount. And it is not better than some processed grain oils. It is worse.
There's no rationalizing. Don't eat it, if you value your health.
Also, the natural trans fats that are found in animal products are different from hydrogenated oils. They are mostly in the form of CLA. They are helpful, not harmful. So that's not a good excuse, either.
^ Yeah, you want to stay away from all supermarket shelf lard. It's not really lard anymore, if you ask me. It has been bleached, deodorized, and hydrogenated, and it's an insult to the pig to call that "lard." It may have been lard, at some point. But not anymore.
I buy lard at a Mexican supermarket. It's in the produce section in little tubs, it is a creamy beige color, and it smells like pork. That stuff is pure gold.