PORK HEALTH BENEFITS AND NUTRITITON FACTS

Posted in LEAN MEAT HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

PORK

Nutrition data

All figures below are expressed per 454 g  edible portion.

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

Energy (Calories)

767 Cal Kcals/Calories

Water

293 g

Protein

131 g

Fat

23 g

Carbohydrates

0g

Starch

~

Sugar

0g

Fibre

0g

Alcohol

~

Saturated fatty acids

8 g

Polyunsaturated fatty acids

3.1g

Trans fatty acids

~

Cholesterol

340 mg

VITAMINS

Vitamin A

0.0 IU

Retinol Equivalent

~

Vitamin D

~

Vitamin E

1.0 mg

Vitamin K1

0.0 mg

Thiamin

2.9 mg

Riboflavin

0.9 mg

Niacin

46.9 mg

Niacin Equivalent

~

Vitamin B6

2.2 mg

Vitamin B12

2.4 mcg

Folate

4.5 mcg

Pantothenate

3.6 mg

Biotin

~

Vitamin C

~

MINERALS

Sodium

949 mg

Potassium

2347mg

Calcium

45.4 mg

Magnesium

127 mg

Phosphorus

1453 mg

Iron

2.9 mg

Copper

0.3 mg

Zinc

9.2mg

Chloride

~

Manganese

0.0 mg

Selenium

171 mcg

Iodine

~

Health benefits of pork

 

Pork and poultry are good sources of protein in a healthy diet and provide you with vitamins and minerals as well. Pork includes cuts such as chops and roasts, ham, bacon and sausage. Although your first thought when it comes to poultry might be chicken, this group of foods also includes turkey, duck and goose, each of which can provide slightly different nutritional benefits.

Carbohydrate is one of the major nutrients, along with protein and fat, but neither pork nor poultry will provide your body with much carbohydrate. With the exception of turkey, which contains 0.06 gram per 100 grams of roasted meat and skin, poultry does not have any carbohydrate. Roasted pork top loin is also carbohydrate-free, and bacon only contains 1.70 grams of carbohydrate in 100 grams of pork. An 11.5-gram slice of bacon contains a mere 0.2 gram of carbohydrate, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These low numbers can be beneficial for someone looking to avoid carbs for medical reasons such as diabetes or for weight loss.

PORK  RECIPES

 

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