At Mantecas Ponsmart, we completely understand the benefits and properties of pork lard.
It is a rich source of vitamin D
Pork lard is the second richest dietary source of vitamin D along with cod liver oil.
It contains between 500 and 1,000 IU of vitamin D per tablespoon. For this reason it is recommended by nutrition specialists as part of a daily diet.
It is very nutritious
Pork lard contains nutrients that are very beneficial to good health such as vitamin B complex and C, and also minerals such as phosphorus and iron.
Keep in mind that it has absolutely no sugar, which makes it an excellent ingredient for diabetics; in addition it is low in sodium.
It is very heart-healthy
Pork lard is very good for the heart, as it has a high content of monounsaturated fats which are favorable to cardiovascular health.
In addition, it contains the good cholesterol, which is responsible for preventing the accumulation of bad cholesterol that causes the majority of cardiac diseases.
It is rich in oleic acid
Pork lard is very rich in oleic acid - a fat that offers numerous health benefits.
When you consume pork lard, be it through consuming products cooked in it, or as an ingredient in a product, you will be bringing oleic acid into your system.