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Pork, Pasture-Raised

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About This Food

Description

Pork is separated into two varieties - fresh and cured.

Cured pork includes bacon, ham and pork-based lunchmeats and hot dogs - all of which are traditionally preserved with sodium nitrite. Thanks to US Wellness Meats, Niman Ranch and Maverick Ranch, all-natural, nitrite-free and grass-fed products are now available nationwide.

When choosing pork products, look for meat from pasture-raised pigs that contains no antibiotics and only all-natural preservatives (like celery seed).

Because of improved feeding techniques, trichinosis in pork is now rarely an issue. Be sure to take normal precautions including washing anything (hands, knives, cutting boards, etc.) that comes in contact with raw pork. Never taste uncooked pork. Most experts recommend an internal temperature of from 150° to 165°F, which will kill bacteria or parasites but still produce a juicy, tender result.

Selecting & Storing

Choose pork that is pale pink with a small amount of marbling - with white not yellow fat. The darker pink the flesh, the older the animal. Fresh pork should be stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Pork can be frozen, in airtight packaging, from 3 to 6 months.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Protein
  • Selenium
  • VitaminB6
  • Thiamin
  • Niacin
Good Source of
  • Zinc
  • Riboflavin
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 ounce(s)pork

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Calories: 174

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 26 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
8.03 g
Saturated Fat
2.44 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3.07 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.85 g
Trans Fat
0.05 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
31 g
ALA
31 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
75.69 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0 g
Net Carbohydrate
0 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
23.63 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
22.96 IU
6%
Vitamin E
0.09 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.67 mg
34%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
0 mcg
0%
Niacin
6.94 mg
35%
Riboflavin
0.32 mg
19%
Thiamin
0.57 mg
38%
Choline
80.29 mg
15%
Minerals
Calcium
11.06 mg
1%
Copper
0.1 mg
5%
Iron
0.82 mg
5%
Magnesium
22.11 mg
6%
Manganese
0.01 mg
0%
Phosphorous
199.87 mg
20%
Potassium
299.38 mg
9%
Selenium
39.46 mcg
56%
Sodium
50.18 mg
2%
Zinc
2.23 mg
15%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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