I keep reminding readers that October is National Pork Month and for good reason. I love pork - it's delicious, nutritious and is so versatile! The Pork Checkoff provides a wealth of great pork information on their website. Check it out -- especially the kids section :) Check out these facts that make learning about food safety and pork fun for kids.
The Checkoff also makes it easy to access information about animal well-being (that's right up my alley), animal science (that, too), the environment, swine health and pork safety. Skim over these sheets and you're sure to learn a thing or two about the process of getting pork from the farm to the fork :)
- Did you know that pork is now 16% leaner than it was 15 years ago?
- Look for the word “loin” in the name for the leanest cuts of pork.
- Pork is a great source of important nutrients, such as B-vitamins and protein.
- Pork tenderloin is just as lean as a skinless chicken breast.
- Pork’s mild flavor goes well with many ethnic seasonings, spice rubs and marinades.
- It takes about eight minutes to broil, grill or sauté a pork chop.
- Pork chops are America’s favorite cut of pork, and because they come from the pork loin, they are also a healthy choice.
- Because pork is so lean, it is important not to overcook it.
PUT SOME PORK ON YOUR FORK!
p.s. is that picture up there not adorable? I love it!
Until next time,
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