Low Fat Pork
Can pork really be low in fat?
For certain cuts, such as fillet medallions and loin medallions, these cuts contain less than 3% fat.1
So, in answer to the question, can pork be low in fat? Yes it can. There are several types of fat in the diet – all of which are required by the body except trans fats. Eating foods lower in fat and saturated fat, such as pork medallions, and choosing vegetable fats for cooking, is a good way of achieving a healthy balance.
Is pork naturally high in protein?
Yes, all pork is naturally rich in protein, it is also low in sodium and provides ten vitamins and minerals2 that contribute towards good health and wellbeing.
Whilst many would instantly associate protein with bodybuilders wanting to maintain muscle mass and muscle growth, we all need protein to support bone maintenance and protein is needed for the normal growth and development of children’s bones.
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.