National Lard Day is celebrated on December 8th in the United States. The purpose of this holiday is to educate people about the benefits of fat, despite its negative reputation. Nutritionists may say that it is not safe to consume, but is this true? Join the celebration and find out!
The origin of National Lard Day is unknown, however, many organizations have since sponsored the holiday, such as the Coast Packing Corporation, a leader in the production of food rich in fats.
The first evidence of fat being used was recorded in Italy, where it was supplied to miners working in quarries. It was an ideal food source for the workers due to its high caloric content and easy storage capacity. The Italians even developed a special variety called “Lardo” and enjoyed it with bread and tomatoes.
Lard gradually spread throughout Europe and eventually the rest of the world. It is said that Christopher Columbus even fed his sailors with it, as it was seen as a luxurious food on ships.
- Fat contains a range of essential minerals, saturated and unsaturated acids, and healthy cholesterol that strengthens blood vessels.
- It also helps reduce the speed of getting drunk.
- It was also used for medicinal purposes such as toothaches, varicose veins, and colds.
- It is also effective in removing toxins from the body.
- It can be stored in the freezer for a prolonged period and still retain its original flavor.
How to take part
To take part in National Lard Day, you can purchase lard from a reliable store or visit a farm. Replace butter and vegetable oil with lard and compare the taste of the dishes. Talk to people about the benefits of fat and challenge any common misconceptions.
When is National Lard Day celebrated in 2023?
National Lard Day is observed on December 8 each year.