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Wild Boar Lard by FatWorks - 8 oz

Love bacon fat? Hate running out when your bacon-eating habit isn't strong enough to stand up to your cooking fancies? First you try pork lard, but that's a bit too mellow. When you want something REALLY savory with wonderful rich flavor, try lard's robust and untamed cousin: wild boar. That's right—straight from the underbrush of Texas—wild boar. These feral pigs are nearly a perfect animal: hearty, wild, and overpopulated. FatWorks has created your new favorite cooking fat, straight into a jar and on to your pantry shelf.  

For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.

Lard is a great option for high heat cooking. Even plain old lard is handy for nearly anything you can dream up. It is a stable cooking fat for both savory and sweet recipes. But wait, there is something even more amazing. Something better, more savory, more . . . WILD. Wild Boar Lard from FatWorks. Take your cooking to the next level with a spoonful of this golden fat in your next stir-fry or braise. 

How is this Wild Boar Lard produced? Quite simply, but wonderfully: in the hills and shrubs of Texas, feral swine are captured and harvested for their nose to tail deliciousness. Boar has some of the highest Omega-3 levels of any meat out there, giving you not just flavor but great nutrition to boot. Now that's something to squeal about.

OK, so just what are the different kinds of lard? Good question. Consider the difference between green and fruity olive oil and a milder extra-virgin variety. Both are great for you, but one is boldly flavored while the other is mild and able to blend with any recipe you can dream up. Same goes with fats - the purer the fat, the milder the flavor. 

When it comes to pork fat, the most robust would probably just be fat from cooking bacon, full of flavor but also particles and sediment. Next up right after bacon fat would be wild lard, good for frying and still carrying a bit of porky flavor. This wild boar lard from Fatworks is full of flavor and bold enough for your heartiest dishes.

Let's get right into it, shall we: How does this taste? Is it really OK to cook with? There are two kinds of people who will love this lard: fans of all things piggy and bacony, and everyone else. Both groups will love this wild boar lard because of its distinct taste and excellent high heat capabilities. It's multi-purpose, hearty, and delicious. Dig in.

Why Wild Boar Lard is so good for you

Taste. Nutrients. Sustainability.

Fatworks' wild boar lard is 100% Wild, from Feral Swine.

Dr. Andrew Weil, one of my favorite healthy keepers of knowledge, has this to say about lard. "Nutritionally speaking, lard has nearly one-fourth the saturated fat and more than twice the monounsaturated fat as butter. It is also low in omega-6 fatty acids, known to promote inflammation; according to lard enthusiasts free-range pigs that eat greens, not grains, have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Lard has always been prized as a cooking fat because it has a higher smoking point than other fats. For that reason, foods fried in lard absorb less grease. It also has the reputation of producing ultra-flaky pastry crust."

The Fatworks team is incredibly excited to offer you Wild Boar Lard. It is the only lard with 420 mg of Omega 3 per serving. This lard comes from wild hogs in the forests of Texas and made for lard aficionados and cooks who love flavor. Basically, YOU. This lard is BY FAR the most flavorful of the cooking fats! The best way to describe the taste of Wild Boar Lard is earthy, nutty and, wait for it…bacon-y. Wild boar is also the most beautiful of lards, (yes, lard can be beautiful), with a deep rich caramel color. Great for savory pies, super flavorful sautéing of meats and vegetables, stews, confits, and even wild fries!

Fat Fact: It is estimated that in Texas alone there is a proliferation of nearly two million feral hogs. In order to keep numbers down ranchers employ the services of several trappers in the area who catch the hogs in large boxes and bring them directly to an USDA facility for inspection. Fatworks gives their sincere thanks to Broken Arrow Ranch for the great job they do!

How to enjoy Fatworks Wild Boar Lard:

This is some of the most flavorful fat you'll run into in your paleo life. Maybe your whole life: it's that rich. With its mellow golden hue you'll know as soon as you open the jar this fat is just oozing with deliciousness.

Use it where you think, "oh, a bit of bacon grease here would be awesome". Can you say brussels sprouts? How about eggs? How about melted over top some steamed broccoli? I'm thinking a drizzle over mashed potatoes. Or a coating over some cubed parsnips ready to roast in the oven. Yow. 

Amazing source of:

Monounsaturated fats
Omega-3
Vitamin D
Rich in antioxidants

FatWorks' story, in their own words

This is Fatworks, the Fattitude Adjusters! Their mission is to educate about the benefits of using REAL cooking oils like tallow, lard and duck fat while crafting these traditional fats the most natural way possible. For years fat has been slandered, beat up, picked on and falsely accused! But no longer, for Fatworks are the Defenders of Fat! Far from being unhealthy, new research strongly supports the idea that fat works as a vital part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. If you are passionate about cooking with the highest quality foods and understand the importance of real fat then you already know Fatworks. 

Why did Fatworks actually leap into business? Simple. No one was dedicating themselves solely to making high quality, traditional animal fat. Fatworks was born!

First, they had to build relationships with farmers. No easy task, of course. After the farmers are found, Fatworks had to figure out and hone their skills at rendering the fruit of the farmers: fat.

Once all that was done, there was a ready audience. In fact, there are thousands and thousands of people who have discovered the health and culinary benefits of cooking with grassfed tallow, pasture raised lard and pasture raised duck fat. 

But ultimately Fatworks is a celebration of cooking! High-quality fats will absolutely make your food taste better. It's what gourmet chefs have known all along! And the big secret is that you don't need to be a gourmet chef to use Fatworks. Just take any of your recipes that call for butter, shortening or vegetable oil and replace those with traditional fat.  

Fatworks' answers to all your questions

What's a Render Monkey?

It's a term of endearment from Fatworks to their most valuable employees - those that actually craft, render, and produce the very jars of fat you are about to enjoy. They are important and appreciated.

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Categories: Healthy Oils & Fats Primal Kitchen Essentials Whole 30 Whole30

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