Pork and Healthy eating
When you think of pork, do you think it’s a fatty meat?
Well, contrary to some beliefs, pork is actually a lean meat, with an average fat content of 4% across the whole carcass.
Some cuts, such as the fillet and the loin, or medallions cut from them, are actually low in fat (less than 3% fat) and low in saturated fat (less than 1.5% saturated fat).
Not only is pork lean, but it’s rich in protein, naturally low in sodium and provides ten vitamins and minerals* that contribute towards good health and well-being.
If, when you think of low fat, high protein meats you instantly think of chicken, well think again. Pork fillet and loin medallions are both low in fat (less than 3% fat), high in protein and are lower in saturated fat than chicken breast. Honestly, we’re not telling porkies… click here for the science.
*Rich in thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 and a source of riboflavin, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, selenium and pantothenic acid.
Healthy pork recipes
Is pork a healthy option?
Yes! Pork is rich in protein, which due to its leanness, mild flavour and ease of cooking, pork is ideal staple for feeding the whole family.
It’s versatile and easily adapts to different cuisines and tastes – so whether you’re cooking a Thai stir fry or a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings, there is a pork cut which is destined for your dinner table.
Pork also works amazingly well with a range of different fruits, again from the traditional apple, to the more exotic pineapple… it’s an easy way to boost your fruit intake towards 5-a-day. Learn about the different cuts here.