The pig is one of the oldest forms of livestock. It is believed that pigs were domesticated as early as 5000 BC. While pigs were mainly used for food, their hide and bones were also used to craft shields, shoes, tools and weapons. They have also been prized by chefs for their sensitive snouts: they are one of the animals we use to lead us to buried truffles in the forests of Europe. Pork meat is one of the most widely consumed meats in the world. Depending on the cut of pork, it is versatile, easy to prepare, quick to cook and delicious.

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  • Following a healthy and well-balanced diet is one of the most important things you can do to achieve and maintain overall good health. Many cuts of pork are lean and can be part of a healthy diet, even if you are trying to eat “heart smart”, manage diabetes, lose weight or just generally eat well. Research has shown that eating adequate amounts of lean protein in your diet helps to stabilize blood sugar, increase satiety (the feeling of fullness after eating), and helps to maintain lean muscle mass even if losing body weight. The fat in pork is trans-fat free and mostly mono-and poly-unsaturated, so trimmed pork is suitable for even cholesterol-lowering or “heart-healthy” diets. Lean pork, when trimmed of visible fat, is nutrient-dense, satisfying, and good for you. Pork is a great source of protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, thiamine, niacin, selenium, zinc and phosphorus.