The use of lard as the sole source of fat was investigated in a formula fed to healthy premature infants. It was absorbed as well as a conventional cow's milk fat/vegetable oil mixture in a control formula (which was otherwise identical), and supported normal growth.
Brooke concluded: Lard is cheaper than cow's milk fat and appears to be a satisfactory substitute as an energy source.
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Recipe of the day
Easy Barbecued Sea Bream with Lard
•6 ounces lard
•2 cloves garlic
•Fresh wild fennel
•Salt and pepper to taste
1.Pound and chop the lard with pepper, garlic and salt.
2.Deeply score the side of the fish and spread the lard mixture in the cavities, adding lots of fresh fennel leaves.
3.Close the fish and secure the sides of the fish together with two or three branches of rosemary.
4.Tie with thick string, liberally sprinkle with olive oil and grill slowly on the barbecue, turning frequently.
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