Originally Posted by Alix
I'm not going to disagree with Goodweed and hijack this thread, but I will say that claiming lard to be healthier than butter or shortening is a slippery slope ( ) at best. No solid fat is "healthy" in large amounts. Animals fats are an especially tricky issue.
So, if you are looking for the "healthiest" alternative, do some research and don't just take our word for it.
And I didn't say it was healthy, just that lard has less cholesterol and fewer negative affects than do butter and hydrogenated fats. But I agree with you completely. Every person who wants to know about the good and bad concerning fats needs to dig in and do some personal research., and talk to a qualified nutritionist.
Seeeeya: Goodweed of the North