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THE SKINNY ON CANADIAN PORK

Canadian pork has trimmed down and is leaner than ever. Consumers concerned about eating healthy can enjoy pork knowing that this country produces lean and nutritious meat.

How did pork get so lean?   Through improved breeding and feeding practices. You might be interested to know that there’s a revised grading system in place, which rewards pork producers for providing leaner meat, including better trimming of fat at the processor and retail levels.

The largest portion of fat in the Canadian diet comes from fats and oils (31%), which include butter, margarine, salad dressings, mayonnaise, and fat used for frying.

Fresh meat (pork, beef, lamb and veal) contributes only 8.5% of the total fat in the Canadian diet, of which pork contributes less than 2%!!   The benefit of eating pork and other meats, is that you also get many other key nutrients, which help maintain a healthy body.