Packaged Goods

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What Is Rapeseed Oil and When Should You Use It?
If you live in the U.S. or Canada, you probably know this neutral cooking oil as "canola oil."
Canola Oil vs. Vegetable Oil: What's the Difference?
Here's what you need to know about ingredients, smoke points, substitutions, and storage.
What Is Lard and How Do You Use It? 
Lard's reputation precedes it, but is it really as bad as we've been taught? 
What Are Pork Rinds and How Are They Made?
How does the pig skin transform into those crisp, aerated snacks? Learn all about pork rinds, including how they're made and what they're made of.
What Is Masa Harina?
This humble flour is the secret to essential Mexican foods including corn tortillas and tamales.
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