Sunday, January 3, 2010

Repeat after me - I Love Pork

Maybe it's because of bacon, sausage, spare ribs and hot dogs,(yummy) pork has gotten a bad rap.
But did you know, many cuts of pork are lower in fat than you might think.
In fact, a 3-ounce cooked serving of pork tenderloin has the same amount of fat as a skinless chicken breast.
Here in the Voodoo Kitchen we like the crispy skin and the fat but for those of you who are thinking about the nutritional value, we offer you this:
Pork a high-quality protein and is an excellent source of thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, niacin, selenium and zinc. It also provides a good source of iron and vitamin B12. Pork contains 20 to 25 milligrams of cholesterol per ounce. The American Heart Association recommends limiting your average daily cholesterol intake to less than 300 milligrams, and wasn't it a cardiologist who wrote a pork cookbook?