Pork Fat Might Have Some Health Benefits, According To Science

Science says pork fat might be good for you. It’s more nutritious than lamb, beef fat, and even some vegetables, as well as a good source of B vitamins and minerals. In a list of the 100 most nutritious food compiled by scientists, it ranked number 8. They studied more than 1,000 foods and gave them a score. Pork fat has a score of 73 — the higher the score, the more likely it’ll meet your daily nutritional needs.

When combined with other foods, pure lard doesn’t have any trans fats and it’s 60% monounsaturated fat that can lower the risk of heart disease. Almonds took first place, with a nutritional score of 97. The nuts have a lot of monounsaturated fatty acids which might help with diabetes and promote cardiovascular health.