Pig lard has a white color and shines slightly. It is usually packed in small packages that look like butter. Since pig lard becomes very soft at room temperature, it is well suited for baking or as a spread on bread. To round off the taste of hearty dishes such as green cabbage, sauerkraut or red cabbage, add some lard to the pigs. Since pigs can still contain lard up to 0.2 % water, it should not be used for frying.