This is a collection of information I googled mentioned in this thread.
Farmer John Premium Manteca(Lard)
lard, BHT, citric acid
Final report on the safety assessment of BHT
Is Farmer John lard hydrogenated?(uncomfirmed info)
Most unrefrigerated lard is hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated or has other oils mixed in. Farmer John lard is available in the refrigerated section of my local Von's (owned by Safeway) but has citric acid and BHT added, but is not hydrogenated.
BHT is an organic compound antioxidant food additive. (organic compound in chemistry not to be confused with organically grown)
BHT has been claimed by one doctor to cause hyperactivity in children. There are some claims it can increase cancer risk. But, others actually take BHT in capsule form sold in health food stores.
partially hydrogenated oil vs fully hydrogenated oil
partially hydrogenated coconut oil
Estimation of trans-fatty acid content of fat/oil samples in use for frying the food items: a study in an urban slum of Delhi(1st link in pdf file)
Used to fry my own lard. Stop doing it for years now. Just too much work. Kids went to college and stop doing stir fried. We do boiling and/or slow cook most of the time now. Buy fried chicken from supermarket. Lard/coconut oil are for testing gut microbiota and inflamation.
Inflammation is a normal physiological response that causes injured tissue to heal. ... Over time, chronic inflammation can cause DNA damage and lead to cancer. For example, people with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease, have an increased risk of colon cancer.Apr 29, 2015