Why Choose Pork?


How does pork compare to other meats for fat, calories and cholesterol?

Pork today compares favorably for fat, calories and cholesterol with many other meats and poultries. While providing a greater amount of vitamins and minerals, many cuts of pork are as lean or leaner than chicken.

  • Pork tenderloin, for example, is just as lean as skinless chicken breast and meets the governmental guidelines for “extra lean”.
  • Any cuts from the loin – like pork chops and pork roast – are leaner than skinless chicken thigh.

Please check the comparison chart below for more information:

pork comparison chart

Pork contains many essential nutrients to feed and nourish our bodies.

Here’s how these support us!

Why Choose Pork
Pork - A Powerhouse of Nutrition

Pork Basics

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The many shapes of pork roasts. When buying pork consider cutting traditional roasts into a variety of different shapes.

The many shapes of pork roasts

pork basics

  • Pork provides protein, fat and a range of vitamins and minerals.
  • Pork has a high protein content (around 20%), it is important for muscle building and for keeping organs healthy.
  • Pork has a high B1 vitamin content and is a good source of B2, B6, B12 and Niacin.

Pork Cooking Guidelines

  • Pork today is very lean and shouldn’t be overcooked.
  • To check doneness use a cooking thermometer. It is recommended to cook roasts, tenderloins and chops to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, followed by a 3 minutes rest time.
  • The result will be a flavorful, tender and juicy eating experience!

pork cooking guidelines

Ground pork, like all ground meat, should be cooked to 160 degrees F. Pre-cooked ham can be reheated to 140 degrees F or enjoyed cold.

pork cooking guidelines2
*Note: For easier slicing and to let the pork juices redistribute throughout the meat, remove larger cuts, such as roasts, from the oven or grill and let them stand for a total of 10 minutes before serving.

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Red Deer, AB T4P 3Y6

reception@nossack.com

Tel: 403-346-5006

Fax: 403-343-8066