I got this large bag of pork lard for only $5 at the farmers market. Pork lard, especially pasture raised and fed barley, is probably one of the most healthful fats out there. Pork lard is high in vitamin D3, and provides heart-healthy stearic and palmitic acids. Pork lard is actually high in monounsaturated fat, same as found in olive oil.
What to do with pork lard? Melt it down in a pan and pour into jars. The left-over solid chunks can be eaten as snacks or given to the doggie. Pork lard is traditionally used for deep-fat frying or sauteing. Because pork is shunned by the politically correct nutritionism, many people are afraid of it. So I got this huge bag for practically free!
I also picked up some sausage, bacon bits, and a pork hock that I made into gelatin broth.
Following Weston A. Price