Is Crisco the same as lard?

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asked May 17, 2022 in Other-Food Drink by BeckyBee (10,570 points)
Is Crisco the same as lard?

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answered May 20, 2022 by liana (26,600 points)
Crisco is not the same as lard since Crisco is just a type of vegetable shortening.

Lard on the other hand is actually rendered and clarified pork fat.

Cooking with lard is healthy as lard helps support a healthy heart as lard is a good source of healthy fats.

Because lard contains more saturated fat than veggie oils, it doesn't go rancid as quickly and has a higher smoke point, making it better for frying and high-heat cooking.

Lard for baking and cooking purposes is a type of grease and fat which is a semi-solid white fat product obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of a pig.

The lard is distinguished from tallow, a similar product derived from fat of cattle or sheep.

Lard can be rendered by steaming, boiling, or dry heat.

With an unusual chemical composition, pure lard contains no trans fats.

And in terms of its fatty acids, it's better than butter: Lard is 60 per cent monounsaturated fat, which is associated with a decreased risk of heart disease.

Lard is actually rendered and clarified pork fat.

Crisco®, which is a brand name and part of the Smucker's family of brands, is a vegetable shortening

Lard is a good source of fats that support a healthy heart

These fats help to lower blood cholesterol levels and maintain healthy cells.

Consumption of the primary monounsaturated fat in lard – oleic acid – is linked to a decreased risk of depression.

All lard comes from pig fat, but the type of lard is dependent on what part of the pig that fat is from, and how it is extracted.

That is to say, not all lard is created equal.

Bacon grease is functionally the same thing as lard.

It's rendered pork fat and you can use it in so many different ways.

The main difference between lard and rendered bacon fat is the taste.

Some healthy substitutes for lard include.

Butter. Butter may be the simplest substitute for lard.
Coconut oil. Coconut oil is a tropical oil that has been linked to some health benefits.
Vegetable oils. Vegetable oils are often used in cooking and baking.
Olive oil.
Beef tallow.
Mashed banana.

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