Health and nutrition
Health and nutrition

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If you think pork is a fatty food, think again! Despite its curvaceous figure, the pig provides one of the leanest kinds of meat available. According to Health Canada, all cuts, from the shoulder to the leg, including the loin and belly, contain less than 10% fat. An average portion of 100 g (3 1/2 oz.) of pork contains only 5.88 g of fat, yet it also provides a multitude of essential nutrients. It’s not that the pigs have been put on a diet, but rather that producers are now raising leaner breeds.

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