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Lard Nutritional Info
  • WHAT IS LARD? Lard is made from pork fat. The process called "rendering" helps to separate the fat from the meat through a slow cooking process. You can render your own lard at home with a fatty piece of meat and a large pan.
  • RICH FLAVOR PROFILE Although it is made from pork fat, lard has a neutral taste. It is savory and can impart a very slight smoky flavor. Many chefs swear by it for flakey, buttery biscuits and pie crusts.
  • QUICK AND EASY USES Lard can add rich flavor without watering down a recipe. Use in place of shortening for baking savory items such as biscuits. Mix with corn flour and water to make 'masa' for tamales. Use as a base for frying chicken or steak. It's also commonly used for traditional refried beans.
  • BENEFITS OF LARD Since lard is solid at room temperature and has a high smoke point, it is ideal for baking or frying. The thicker consistency will keep dough moist while baking and it can also withstand a reasonable amount of heat without burning.
  • MADE WITH SIMPLE INGREDIENTS No artificial coloring and no salt added.


  • Use in place of butter or shortening in both sweet and savory baked goods - pie crusts, biscuits, cookies etc.
  • Heat to a liquid and use to fry chicken, steaks, potatoes.
  • Mix with corn flour and water to make Masa for tamales.
  • Add to refried bean recipes for richer flavor.


Lard, Hydrogenated Lard, BHA, Propyl Gallate and Citric Acid added to preserve flavor.  

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