Pork is the meat of the domestic pig (Sus domesticus). It’s the most commonly consumed red meat worldwide, especially in eastern Asia. It is often eaten unprocessed, but cured (preserved) pork products are also very common. These include smoked pork, ham, bacon, and sausages. Being high in protein and rich in many vitamins and minerals, lean pork can be an excellent addition to a healthy diet.
BENEFITS OF PORK MEAT
Like all meat, pork is mostly made up of protein. The protein content of lean, cooked pork is around 26% by fresh weight. When dry, the protein content of lean pork can be as high as 89% — making it one of the richest dietary sources of protein. It contains all nine essential amino acids necessary for your body’s growth and maintenance. In fact, meat is one of the most complete dietary sources of protein. For this reason, eating pork — or other types of meat — may be particularly beneficial for bodybuilders, recovering athletes, people post-surgery, or others who need to build up or repair muscles.
PASTO NATURAL FOODS IS AN IMPORTER OF PORK MEAT
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