Lard comes from the fatty tissue or fat back of pork, cut into small pieces.
Rendered – heated with or without water to remove fat
Prime steam lard is heated with water
Kettle rendered lard is without the addition of water in an open, steam-jacketed kettle. Has a cooked flavor desired by some.
- hydrogenation, deodorization, emulsification, and interesterification
- modifications to improve baking performance