Interesting facts about lard

Lard is solid animal fat deposited under the skin, near the kidneys, in the abdominal cavity. It carries the nutritional supply of the animal body, consisting mainly of vitamins A, E, D and unsaturated fatty acids, which are involved in the construction of body cells, the synthesis of hormones and cholesterol metabolism. Moreover, they bind and remove toxins from the body.

11 Interesting Facts About Lard:

  1. The word SALO comes from the Proto-Slavic sadlo. The root sad is the same as in the word "sit down, " sadlo is that which is planted on meat. Over time, the letter "d" dropped out of the Old Russian language and the word SALO was obtained. However, in the Slovak language it is still called that - sadlo.
  2. Lard is eaten fresh, salted, smoked, boiled, stewed or fried and has many forms, for example: cooked (salted or salted-smoked) subcutaneous lard is called "lard".
  3. Small pieces of lard are fried and are called "cracklings." Initially, greaves or greaves were called the hardened residues of lard after melting the lard.
  4. Lard with meat streaks is called "brisket" in Russian or "bacon" in English.
  5. Ghee is called lard and is used as cooking oil.
  6. The calorie content of lard is 720-902 kcal per 100 g. Carbohydrates - 0 g. This caloric content makes lard a good product for people living in the harsh conditions of the north or engaged in hard physical labor.
  7. With the current sedentary lifestyle, it is enough to consume 50 grams of lard per day in order not to get fat.
  8. To avoid constipation and gallbladder dyskinesia, and simply, everyone over 40 can eat more fat, because it is an excellent choleretic agent.
  9. The Slavs scoffed at lard and products made from it. The religion of the Jews and Muslims prohibits the use of pork and lard in food. It was the rejection of pork and lard by the Tatar invaders that contributed to the growth of the popularity of pork meat and lard among the Slavs during the Tatar-Mongol yoke. Often, after the raids of the Tatars, pigs remained the only untouched animals on the farm.
  10. Surely it was lard, which is stored in salted form for a long time, without spoiling, that saved many Slavic lives. In Ukraine, which is famous for its love of lard, they even released a new delicacy - LAT IN CHOCOLATE. You can buy these sweets at almost any store.
  11. The world's only lard museum, which is considered a national Ukrainian product, is open in Lviv at the address: Svobody ave., 6/8.