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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


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") 2,00 hits Nov 2017

See also Vitamin D Life

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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