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Berkshire Pork Lard


SFMTY Berkshire Pork Lard is produced by melting pork fat, straining out bits of meat and crackle, and then further clarifying the liquid through a strainer or cheese cloth. The lard solidifies when cooled, is snow white, and will store for 4 months in a refrigerator – or indefinitely in a freezer.

Pork lard has 48% of monounsaturated fats and has no protein or carbohydrates. Fats help to lower blood cholesterol levels, and provide energy, moderate your body’s response to carbohydrates, a d help the body to absorb some vitamins.

Lard is an excellent source of Vitamin D, especially in Canada’s sun-limited winter. As a fat choice, lard has less saturated fat than butter, but more than olive oil.

Cooking with lard is versatile. It is used in baking and pastry, frying and sauteing, adds flavor to stews, beans, gravies, sauces and roasted meats, and is used in traditional favorite dishes as pork pies and tamales.

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Ingredients: White PORK Fat

Nutrition Facts
Valeur nutritive
Per 1 Tbsp cup (14 g ml)
pour 1 Tbsp tasse (14 g ml)
Calories 130% Daily Value*
% Valeur Quotidienne*
Fat / Lipides 14 g22 %
Saturated / Saturés 4.5 g
+ Trans/ Trans - g
23 %
Fibre / Fibres 0 g0 %
Sugars / Sucres 0 g0 %
Protein / Protéines 0 g
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 15 mg
Sodium 0 mg0 %
Potassium 0 mg0 %
Calcium 0 mg0 %
Iron / Fer 0 mg0 %
*5% or less is a little, 15% or more is a lot
*5% ou moins c'est peu, 15% ou plus c'est beaucoup

Nutritional Information is based on our current data. However, because our products are all handcrafted in small batches, the data may change from time to time. Fresh ingredients are sourced locally as possible.

What is pork lard good for?

Pork lard is very versatile as a cooking fat and can be used for roasting, grilling, sauteing, frying and baking. In its solid form it can be used just like butter or shortening and added to baking recipes. Use a small amount to grease a pan or add it by the cup full to your cast-iron skillet for deep frying.

How do you store pork lard? And how long will it last?

Pork lard doesn’t have to be refrigerated after opening, but it will last longest in the fridge. It will last up to a year or more in the fridge or frozen. About 4 to 6 months at room temperature.

Is pork lard healthier than butter?

Pork lard contains more monounsaturated fat than butter and twice the amounts of oleic acid, an essential fatty acid that helps lower your “bad” cholesterol levels. If you’re concerned about your saturated fat consumption, there’s good news here as well: lard has less saturated fat than butter.

Is pork lard good for baking?

Pork lard is used for baking, roasting and frying. Baking with pork lard creates flaky pastries, especially pie crust and biscuits.

Is pork lard healthier than olive oil?

Being an animal fat, pork lard is higher is saturated fat and cholesterol, but contains small amounts of monosaturated fat and some vitamins. Olive oil is often considered one of the healthiest cooking oils.

Does pork lard taste like pork?

Pork lard has a creamy white colour and a slight flavour that ranges from mildly porky to neutral, flavourless and odorless.

Is pork lard the same as bacon grease?

Rendered pork lard is not bacon grease, nor does it taste like it.


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