Health Benefits of Pork meat

Pork is a red meat derived from domestic pig. It is the most commonly consumed red meat in the world. Pork consumption is forbidden in some religion like Islam and Judaism. It is naturally low in salt and rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Pork is most widely consumed meat in the world and it is about 38% of meat production worldwide. Edible parts of pork are pork front & hind feet, snout, tails, hands, hock, rib lets, heart, stomach, pig ears, pork belly and loin to legs.

Checkout the nutritional facts of pork (per 100 gm.)


Calories 297
Protein 25.7 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Fat 20.8 g
Sugar 0 g


Vitamin A 2 µg
Vitamin C 0.7 mg
Vitamin D 0.5 µg
Vitamin E 0.21 mg
Vitamin K 0 µg


Calcium 22 mg
Iron 1.29 mg
Phosphorus 226 mg
Magnesium 24 mg
Potassium 362 mg

10 Health Benefits of Pork:

 Pork is rich in Vitamin B1. It is useful for growth and repair of muscles as well as nerve tissues.

 Vitamin Riboflavin present in pork meat which repair damaged tissues and helps in maintaining health and skin problems.

 Pork meat boosts production of red blood cells.

 Iron present in pork enhances production of energy.

 Pork meat helps keep bones in good shape and maintain muscle mass.

 Vitamin B6 in pork meat helps in metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates and keeps proper functioning of the nervous system.

 The presence of Zink in pork boosts the immune system and protects body from numerous diseases.

 Protein and amino acids in pork are useful for people who are interested in body building.

 Phosphorus in pork is essential for body growth.

 Pork meat improves physical performance and muscle functions.

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