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How to render lard in a crock pot

by Heather of

After being wrongly accused . . .

For generations, lard is finally making a comeback as a healthy, traditional fat. If you’ve put off rendering your own because you worried it would take oodles of time, I have good news. It’s actually very easy, and today as part of our real food basics series I’m going to show you how.

Did you know that lard is about 45% oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat also found in olive oil?  Stop by my kitchen today and I'll tell you all about why I love lard, plus I'll show you a simple technique for rendering it at home.

Why I ♥ Lard

It’s Rich In The “Happiness Vitamin”

Next to cod liver oil, lard is the second richest source of Vitamin D. (source 1, source 2) According to Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions, one tablespoon of lard obtained from pastured pigs has been found to contain up to 1,100 IU of Vitamin D.


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