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We eat healthy already, but I'm making small changes to eat more traditional foods. I can't afford the raw milk, but one change I'm working on is replacing the fats and avoiding anything hydrogenated. Well, I was going to make homemade tortillas, which call for lard. On the ingredients list, it says hydrogenated lard! I checked multiple stores to no avail. What's the deal? Can I make tortillas with butter, or will they not stretch properly?
 

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Butter really isn't going to act the same. But any other oil should work. Particularly CO if you have it.<br><br>
And yes, pretty much all grocery store lard contains trans-fats. You need to get your lard from a butcher, render it yourself, or if you have access to a Mexican restaurant/deli that makes their own chicharrones or carnitas, you can check with them.
 

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Yeah, I think good lard is generally only available direct from the farmer. I can buy some here from the food co-op or at the farmers market.
 

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For mail-order, I've heard good things about <a href="http://www.dietrichsmeats.com/freshlard.htm" target="_blank">these guys</a>, but obviously there's the issue of shipping cost. The last price I saw quoted was $2.50 a pound (you have to call them and send a check).
 
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