Due to changes in both pig breeding and butchery techniques over the past few decades, the fat content of lean pork has reduced from 30% to just over 4% on average. And 50% of the fat that it does contain is unsaturated fat which is healthy for the heart. So eating pork meat is definitely a healthy option.
Pork is an excellent source of protein. Protein is vital for healthy growing and healing and also keeps your bones strong. One pork steak gives you half of your Guideline Daily Amount, roughly 45g.
Pork also provides a lot of other nutrients that are essential for a healthy body. It is important to remember though, that a balance diet is the key and that not one single food is enough to provide the nutrients our bodies require. But making the right choice of food and making sure it is of the best quality, drinking lots of and taking regular exercise can help you protect yourself from a lot of conditions.
Pork contains heaps of vitamins. It’s rich in vitamin B1 which is important for vitality and energy levels. One 100g pork steak provides 90% of our daily requirements. Pork is also a great source of vitamin B12 essential for a healthy nervous system. It is also rich in Zinc which can boost your immune system.
Here at Cowlings Family Butchers in Cambridge we think it is important to make sure our customers can buy pork of the highest quality possible and we feel that our Free Range Pork products deliver on that point. We are confident that our pork, and any of our other free range meat products for that matter, are of the highest quality for the fairest price that you can find.