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LARU Premium Pork Lard - 250g

Original price HK$77.00 - Original price HK$77.00
Original price
HK$77.00 - HK$77.00
Current price HK$77.00

How to use lard:

  1. Frying and Sautéing:
  • Lard has a high smoke point, making it excellent for high-heat cooking like frying, sautéing, and searing. It can withstand temperatures up to 400°F (200°C).
  • Use lard to fry foods like chicken, French fries, doughnuts, and other fried dishes for a crispy, golden-brown exterior.
  • Sauté vegetables, meats, and other ingredients in lard for added richness and flavor.
  1. Baking and Pastries:
  • Lard makes flakier, more tender pie crusts, biscuits, and pastries compared to other fats like butter or shortening.
  • Use lard in place of butter or shortening when making pie dough, pastry dough, or scones for a lighter, more flaky texture.
  • For baked goods, substitute lard for up to 50% of the butter or oil called for in a recipe.
  1. Roasting:
  • Coat meats, vegetables, or potatoes in lard before roasting to promote even browning and a crispy exterior.
  • Lard's high smoke point means it can withstand the high oven temperatures needed for effective roasting.
  1. Greasing and Lubricating:
  • Use lard to grease baking pans, waffle irons, and other cooking surfaces to prevent sticking.
  • Rub a thin layer of lard on the inside of cast iron pans to season and protect the surface.
  1. Flavor Enhancement:
  • The rich, savory flavor of lard can enhance the taste of many dishes, from baked goods to roasted vegetables.
  • Try using lard in place of butter or oil when sautéing aromatics like onions, garlic, or spices.

Remember, lard is high in saturated fat, so use it in moderation as part of an overall balanced diet. Start with small amounts and adjust to your taste preferences.

Why We Like Lard: A Gut Health Perspective

Lard, the oft-maligned rendered fat from pigs, is making a comeback - and for good reason. Beyond its versatility in cooking and baking, lard can actually be beneficial for gut health when consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

The saturated fats in lard have been shown to support a healthy gut microbiome. Unlike some industrially-processed vegetable oils, lard contains no trans fats which can disrupt the delicate balance of gut bacteria. The high concentration of monounsaturated oleic acid in lard also helps nourish the gut lining.

Importantly, lard is a rich source of butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid produced by the fermentation of fiber in the large intestine. Butyrate is the preferred fuel source for the cells lining the colon, helping to maintain a strong gut barrier and reduce inflammation.

Additionally, lard contains fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A and D, which are crucial for immune function and gut health. The fat in lard also helps the body better absorb these vital nutrients.

From a culinary standpoint, the unique flavor profile of lard can make foods more satisfying and enjoyable to eat. This sensory experience may positively influence gut-brain communication and promote optimal digestion.

Of course, as with any fat, moderation is key. But when consumed as part of a balanced, whole foods-based diet, lard's gut-supporting properties make it a worthy addition to the modern kitchen. Harnessing the power of this ancestral fat can be an important step toward cultivating a thriving microbiome and improved overall wellness.

Before making any significant dietary changes, please consult with your healthcare practitioner to ensure it is appropriate for your individual health needs.

Ingredients: Pork lard, antioxidant: rosemary extract

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