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THERE ARE MANY MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT PORK, HEALTH AND NUTRITION – SO IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO SHED SOME LIGHT ON OUR FAVOURITE SUBJECT.

Myth

Fact

Pork has too much fat

All fresh pork cuts, except spare ribs,
qualify as “lean,” when trimmed of visible fat; that is, they contain less than 10% fat. In fact, pork loin, centre cut - the source of many chops and roast - is 42% leaner today than it was  in 1987!

Pork has too many calories

Lean cuts of pork average between only 150 and 200 calories per 90-gram serving.

Pork is high in cholesterol

A 90-gram serving of pork tenderloin has less cholesterol than a skinless chicken breast.

Pork must be cooked until it is very well done

Pork is so lean that it will dry out if it’s overcooked!  For a moist and tender meat, pork should be cooked to medium or an internal temperature of 160F.

 

And here’s another fact about health and nutrition:

Willowgove Hill is proud to be the first and only pork producer in North America to enrich our products with DHA/EPA Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and organic Selenium. That distinction means our high-quality pork is not only farm fresh and delicious, it’s recognized as a healthy choice. Why not learn more?