Sunday, October 3, 2010

It's National Pork Month

October is National Pork Month! So, today I wanted to talk about pork nutrition. How healthy is pork? Read on to find out...

 Loin cuts like pork chops and roasts are the leanest cuts of pork. When comparing these lean cuts of pork to the lean cuts of beef and chicken guess which one is healthiest next to fish. You got it...Pork!

Here's the skinny on how each averages:

                  Calories            Fat          Saturated Fat          Cholesterol

Chicken        160               6.5g                1.8g                      78mg

Beef             160                6g                   2.1g                      69mg

Pork            154                5.8g                1.8g                      66mg

Fish             107                2.9g                 0.5g                     63mg

Check out Pork and Health for a detailed chart.

Not only is pork among the healthiest meats, it is also a great source for Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Zinc, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B-12, B-6, and of course Protein.

Eat Pork!

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