Myths about the nutritional value of pork

Forget the myths, here we tell you the truth about the proteins, nutrients and benefits of pork.

Myth

“Pork makes your stomach sick”

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The Truth

The negative effects in your stomach are related to the way pork is prepared. Products with excess fat or reused oil, or those combined with other foods high in carbs like llapingachos (potato paddies), pastries, fried plantain, etc, are what can cause stomach problems.

Myth

“Pork is red meat”

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The Truth

Currently, based on international standards, pork is considered white meat. The color of the meat is determined mostly by the concentration of myoglobin in its muscle tissue. (1 to 3 mg/g). Pork and lamb have 4 to 10 mg / g and 4 to 8 mg/ g, respectively. Currently, it is known that pork is whiter and lean.

Myth

“Pork has too much fat”

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The Truth

In the last 10 years we have obtained a reduction of 31% in fat, 10% reduction in cholesterol and 14% reduction in calories and an increase of 20% in lean meat (low fat). PRONACA, interested in the health of our consumers, searched for healthier profiles of pigs, considering breeds with more meat and less fat.