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Is le saindoux vegan?

Le saindoux is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is le saindoux?

Le saindoux, also known as pork lard, is a white and creamy fat that comes from the abdomen of pigs. This ingredient is widely used in French and European cuisine, especially in baking and frying. It has a high smoking point, making it perfect for frying foods at high temperatures, and its neutral flavor doesn't overpower the taste of the food it's used in. Le saindoux can also be used as a substitute for butter or shortening in pastry dough and adds a rich, flaky texture to baked goods. However, due to its high saturated fat content, it's recommended to use le saindoux in moderation.

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