Lard – Manteca

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.

2 thoughts on “Lard – Manteca

  1. Bonnie Bowe says:

    Thank you for the information on lard. I made some almond cookies for a friend for the Chinese New Year and used some Farmer John lard. Then I looked online and discovered the possible hydrogenation factor–yikes–is nothing sacred?? Anyway, after looking on the box and finding no info. I googled and found your blurb. Thank you.

  2. Matthew says:

    Thank you for this info. I was desperately seeking the same information. I recently saw another brand of lard that had hydrogenated oil and so I’m glad to see Farmer John’s does not.

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