Tender, succulent pork chops or loin roasts are mealtime favorites. They are also lean, which translates into fewer calories and plenty of nutritional value.

Health Benefits of Pork

Pork is an excellent source of protein, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and the mineral phosphorus. Pork is also a good source of zinc and potassium, according to the USDA. Improved breeding makes today’s pork products leaner and healthier than the pork served by our grandparents. With improved breeding and feeding practices, many cuts of pork are just as lean or leaner than skinless chicken breast. Six cuts meet the USDA guidelines for lean, with less than 10 grams of fat per serving.

Grades of Pork

All pork is inspected for wholesomeness, but pork is not graded with USDA quality grades, as it is typically produced from young, specially bred and fed animals.

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