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You know to avoid foods that contain trans fats – like certain margarine products, shortening and some vegetable oils. If they have trans-fats, you’ll see the words “partially hydrogenated oil” in the ingredients. But do you know what you should replace them with? It may surprise you: It’s LARD!
Despite its reputation, ounce for ounce, lard contains more polyunsaturated fats than olive oil – and 20% less saturated fat than butter. And it’s trans-fat-free. That’s according to the USDA. So, if you need to fry or bake – go ahead and use lard.