Munns Duck Fat

Munns Duck fat is rendered and jarred on our farm. As we don’t rear our own ducks, we buy raw fat in from Gressingham Foods, a very reputable and successful family run company,  from near Woodbridge in rural Suffolk. Both duck and goose fat have lower levels of saturated fat than many of the common types of animal fats available. Generally speaking more of these types of fats are eaten in mainland Europe, than here in Britain. One such country that consumes large quantities of goose fat is France and none more so than the population within the Gascony region, where goose and duck liver, along with goose and duck fat, form a staple of the regional diet. This region has the lowest levels of heart attacks of anywhere in Europe.  Compared to levels in the USA where 315 of every 100,000 middle-aged men die of heart attacks each year. In France the rate is 145 per 100,000.  However, in the  Gascony  region where goose and duck liver form a staple of the diet, this rate is only 80 per 100,000. This phenomenon  has recently gained international attention as  the French Paradox. They eat more goose & duck fat fat in Gascony  than any where else, but they live the longest. We are not saying that the additional longevity of the people of Gascony is due to the consumption of goose/duck fat but it’s certainly not doing them any harm.