Pork leaner than ever in Canada
Two new fact sheets issued recently by Ontario pork
reveal that Canadian pork is now leaner than previously.
The two fact sheets 'Pork a Healthy Choice' and 'Pork a Lean Choice' are
intended as guides for the Health Check programme of the Canadian Heart and
Stroke Foundation and as general food guides.
Following a nutrient analysis conducted in
2006, Canadian pork is now classified as 'extra lean' containing 7.5% fat or
even less including all trimmed pork cuts except ribs.
The study also revealed that an average serving of raw trimmed pork contains
a mere 2.7g of fat.
Marlene McDonald, of the Manitoba Pork Council, attributes the fat reduction
to new feeding techniques and increased trimming.
â€¢ Manitoba Pork Council
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