It’s no secret that pork is the world’s most popular type of meat. Studies have shown that pork is nutrient rich, has considerable health benefits and is absolutely delicious! (Okay, we’ll admit, that last fact may be based on personal experience, not science.) But what about all the pork facts that aren’t common knowledge? Are you curious about all of pork’s best-kept secrets? Well, you are in luck! Here are nine things you (probably) didn't already know about pork:
- Pork tenderloin cuts are just as lean as skinless chicken breasts.
- The protein content of lean pork can be as high as 89%, making it the perfect choice for bodybuilders, recovering athletes, and post-surgical patients.
- Pork is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including thiamin, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, niacin, phosphorus, and iron!
- Pigs are incredibly clean. When given sufficient space they will keep their eating and sleeping areas uncontaminated. This is one of the reasons we allow our pigs to roam free!
- Pork is versatile. It can be cooked by marinating, grilling, skewering, dry rubbing, boiling, baking, barbequing, microwaving, pan frying, and stir frying.
- Pork is rich in taurine, creatine, and beta-alanine, which helps muscles function, and allows for strength buildup.
- Adult pigs can run at speeds of up to 17 km per hour. Trust us, we’ve seen it! Our pigs have over 20 acres of land to race through!
- Selenium found in pork helps to cure anemia.
- Pork skin, bones and organs contain a high level of collagen, which helps with preventing acne, anti-aging, and to hydrate the skin.
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