It is my arrogant and obnoxious opinion that one of the very best fats for anybody to eat is lard. But it must be organic lard. Not long ago, lard sold for about 20 cents per pound. And then we were collectively shamed into not eating it beacuse we were told that trans fats were the thing to eat. Then vegetable based fats. 30 to 40 years ago, lard was a huge part of our diet. And it just made things delicious! Now it isn't even available for sale!
I talked to a coupla folks at The Good Food Store. They say that they will carry organic lard if 20 to 30 people express interest.
I come from a long line of farmers and ranchers. My grandfather ran hogs on over 10K acres, raising them organic I guess you could say. He had the territory, the hogs were marked, and they only ate the natural foods they could get, and got fattened up in the fall on the acorn mast crop.
He'd slaughter half a dozen at least once a week, while the weather was cool enough. You could boil down the fat for lard, but it would be a liquid lard. To get a hard setting lard, you had to pen them up, and feed them corn, or other grains for at least a month.
We use lard exclusively here, for cooking oil. I have a source for unlimited pork (my back pasture, and the vast woods surrounding it... also my local butcher gives me their entire output of excess meat cuttings... we feed our animals RAW), and make fresh lard each week.
I've read about this kind of thing at the checkout counter. That's where I met this tiny ad: