Originally Posted by norgeskog
I believe that butter is more healthy, it is made from milk. Lard is pure animal fat, the fat is different. and you are right on with the crisco.
Sometimes our "beliefs" are based on handed-down "myths" ...
The fact is ... butter is made from the fats in milk ... and fats are fats, and the only difference between them is in the ratio of saturated, mono-unsaturated, poly-unsaturated, and if they contain natural cholestrol or not. Trans-fats (the new buggaboo catch-phrase) are just mono-unsaturated fats that have been changed in "apperance" - they are still unsaturated fats but they "appear" to be saturated .... kind of like if you have curly hair and put a starightener on it .... it's the same hair but it looks and behaves differently.
Without going into the differeces between the different fats, lets just say ... butter has more saturated fat than lard, and crisco has less than either.
I'm going to post a comparative analysis in the next couple of days ....