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    My friend and I are going to be cooking up a storm soon and we wanted to use lard. But I made her promise (she's not Primal) that we'd use a good kind.

    The kind I see in my Latino store is either the bulk kind from the butcher section or the Farmer John's brand. Would either be good or, if not, where should I go? Thankies!

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    There's the best, and then there's the rest.

    High-CLA, grass-fed tallow (a.k.a. "lard"):

    U.S. Wellness Meats (love them!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixflame View Post
    My friend and I are going to be cooking up a storm soon and we wanted to use lard. But I made her promise (she's not Primal) that we'd use a good kind.

    The kind I see in my Latino store is either the bulk kind from the butcher section or the Farmer John's brand. Would either be good or, if not, where should I go? Thankies!
    Apparently, in the U.S. some of it is hydrogenated. Don't know if those brands are. A quick google search finds me low-carb forums recommending these as sources of lard from organic or free-range pigs:

    Linda's Lard

    Pork, Beef, Chicken and Lard Products from Prairie Pride Farm

    The thread I found mentioned more than twice that number, but some of them seem to have gone since.

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    High-CLA, grass-fed tallow (a.k.a. "lard"):
    Isn't tallow ex-cow and lard ex-pig?
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    Quote Originally Posted by localad View Post
    Isn't tallow ex-cow and lard ex-pig?
    Yep.

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    OP, do you have a place where you can get good-quality natural bacon (or other very fatty pork) from hormone-free or pastured animals? If so, strain and save the fat from that and keep it in the fridge, where it will last for a very very very long time.

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    If you can't find real proper lard (ask a real butcher) I'd go to the best butcher in your town and ask them for a couple pounds of pork back fat. Then follow instructions to render your own - its very easy to do the "dry" crockpot method.
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    You can also make your own very easily from pork fat.

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    Ok, thanks guys!

    Question about making your own: does it smell strongly? I'd be down to make it in a crockpot but I have some roommates moving in soon and don't want them to forever think of me as the weird pork fat girl.

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    This is what the website says:
    "We welcome you to discover the health benefits of cooking with omega 3 and CLA rich grass-fed tallow! Our tallow (sometimes known as lard) is simply rendered beef suet. Naturally pure white in color with omega 6:3 ratios similar to fish and no trans fats. It has not been bleached, deodorized, hydrogenated or altered."
    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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