Except for olive oil, I don’t use vegetable oil. After reading on health, nutrition, etc., I don’t know what effect it has on the body, but I don’t like unknowns. After thousands of years of human history – why make a change?
So, a few months ago, in addition to butter (my all time favorite food (um, fat), I’ve started using lard. Sourcing, finding, obtaining, and rendering leaf lard seem impossible while maintaining a full time job – so I have taken the short cut of using lard. Of course, in this great country of manufactured food, I also had to worry if my lard was hydrogenated.
I worry no more. After e-mailing the folks at Farmer John last night, I received this response:
Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate hearing from you.
The Farmer John lard is NOT hydrogenated.
We hope you will continue to use the many FJ products available in your area.
Consumer Response Specialist
Ref # 1567743
I’m in hog heaven.