Pork & healthy eating

Is pork healthy?

How healthy is pork meat? Well, contrary to some beliefs, you can choose lean pork cuts​

Some cuts, such as fillet and loin medallions are actually low in fat (less than 3% fat) and low in saturated fat (less than 1.5% saturated fat).1 

Not only can pork be lean, but it’s rich in protein, naturally low in sodium and provides ten vitamins and minerals2 that contribute towards good health and well-being -click here for the science.

 1. For pork loin medallions and fillet medallions trimmed of visible fat. Advice provided by AHDB, in consultation with Trading Standards

2.Rich in thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 and a source of riboflavin, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, selenium and pantothenic acid.


Healthy pork recipes

Is pork a healthy option? ​

Yes! Pork is rich in protein, which due to its leanness, mild flavour and ease of cooking, pork is an ideal staple for feeding the whole family.

It’s versatile and easily adapts to different cuisines and tastes – so whether you’re cooking a Thai stir fry or a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings, there is a pork cut which is destined for your dinner table.

Pork also works amazingly well with a range of different fruits, again from the traditional apple, to the more exotic pineapple… it’s an easy way to boost your fruit intake towards 5-a-day. Learn about the different cuts here.