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January 1, 1900

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Butter and lard were popular in the 19th century

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Butter consumption was between 13 and 20 pounds per person annually in the nineteenth century, compared to less than 4 pounds per person in 2000. Lard consumption was 12 to 13 pounds per person in the nineteenth century, compared to less than 2 pounds today.

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