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    About to become a "lard ass", I suppose

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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??

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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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    Quote 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...

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    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.

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

    Sounds like good stuff, though!

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