leaf fat


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leaf fat

n.
Layered fat that encloses the kidneys of a hog, used in making lard.

leaf fat

n
(Cookery) the dense fat that accumulates in layers around the kidneys of certain animals, esp pigs

leaf′ fat`


n.
a layer of fat that surrounds the kidneys, esp. of a hog, used in making lard.
[1715–25; compare earlier leaf, late Middle English lefe leaf fat]
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Noun1.leaf fat - fat lining the abdomen and kidneys in hogs which is used to make lardleaf fat - fat lining the abdomen and kidneys in hogs which is used to make lard
fat - a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); "pizza has too much fat"
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Healthy lard, a source of beneficial saturated fat, comes from grassfed or pastured pigs, specifically from the leaf fat that's deposited around a pig's kidneys.
2 (b) Carcass composition (g/kg) (5) Shoulder 244 (a) 252 (a) 251 (a) Loin 228 (a) 227 (a) 255 (b) Ham 196 (a) 207 (bc) 217 (c) Belly 116 (a) 114 (a) 97 (b) Backfat 153 (a) 136 (a) 100 (b) Leaf fat 35 (ab) 31 (b) 26 (b) Item treatment Diet 4 RSD (2) Number of pigs 11 -- Slaughter BW (kg) 64.
Trim excess fat from bird, remove any giblets from cavity and pull the leaf fat from the inside of the bird.