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10 February 2020

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 and less than 1.5% saturated 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.

Take a look at some of our favourite healthy pork recipes.

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

Is pork naturally high in protein? 

Yes, all pork is naturally rich in protein, it is also low in sodium and provides seven 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.

2. Thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, zinc, potassium, phosphorus and selenium.

 

Not only can pork be low in fat but it also has lots of great health benefits too.