Lard is made from the fat of a pig and can be taken from any part of the animal that has a high level of fatty tissue. The highest quality lard, called leaf lard, is extracted from the visceral fat deposit around the kid... More » Food Food Facts

Lard comes from pigs. It is actually the rendered fat of the animal, and different kinds of lard come from different parts of the animal. More » Food Food Facts

The main difference between shortening and lard is in the way that they are created, as lard comes from animal fat while shortening comes from a variety of oils that are plant-based. Lard is generally seen in the manufac... More » Food Cooking
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Tenderflake lard is a rendered pork fat product produced for use in cooking and baking. Lard is a solid fat that is an important ingredient in many baked items. Tenderflake is a registered trademark and the brand name of... More » Food Food Facts

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