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"Free range" lard has 500 IU vitamin D per teaspoon

Happened across an article about vitamin D in lard Feb 2011

The following is the result of a 60 minute search on the web.

Can understand now why cookies and pies baked with lard used to be so good for you.

   Lard used to have a lot of vitamin D.

From http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Vitamin-D.html 2006

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The second richest source of vitamin D is lard. No, you didn't read that wrong — lard.
Lard ranks #18 on our list of the top 22 foods richest in cholesterol, and is over four times richer in vitamin D than its nearest competitor, herring.
Granted, the pigs need to be exposed to sunlight to generate vitamin D.

From Weston Price (a few years ago)

Food Sources of Vitamin D per 100 grams
Cod Liver Oil 10,000
Lard (Pork Fat) 2,800 (500 IU per teaspoon)

Lots of detail at http://cassiopaea.org/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=12850.0

Pigs are now rarely "free range" however

Wonder if the higher price for lard, pork and bacon with vitamin D would pay for having UV enhanced lighting


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Where to buy lard which is high in vitamin D

http://www.cheeseslave.com/2009/08/04/70-of-us-children-are-vitamin-d-deficient/ comments

The following was the only hit for lard and "vitamin D" in Google Shopping Feb 2011

http://www.ecrater.com/p/10645886/lard-quart $12 a quart - from pigs living in the wild in sunny Florida

Searching Google for "vitamin D" lard ("pastured pigs" OR "pastured pork") 4,700 hits July 2014

See also VitaminDWiki

Even food no longer provides as much Vitamin D as it did 100 years ago.
For example, in 1900, pie crust was made with lard from pigs raised outdoors.
Back then, just one piece of a double-crust pie provided 2000 IU of Vitamin D
Today, pie crust is made from vegetable oil or shortening.
How much Vitamin D?    Zero.


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