What Good is a Pig: Cuts of Pork, Nose-to-Tail Posted on Friday, April 4th, 2014 @ 04:39 by Walter Jeffries sugarmtnfarm.com
“..We’ll refer to the Pork Cut Chart above time-to-time. You can click on that to zoom in so that you’re able to read the smaller type or print it out if you would like..
High-on-the-Hog cuts that are literally high up on the hog, along the back. These start with the sirloin, tenderloin, loin roast, loin chops and the Boston Butt. Refer to the Pork Cut Chart and you’ll see what I mean – these high priced cuts all come from the back of the pig, high on the hog. It is the sale of these cuts of pork that pay for the piglet, for feed, for raising the pig and for slaughter & butchering. It is because folks will pay that extra dollar for these higher priced cuts that pigs are farmable from the economic point of view and thus produce a lot of other good meat for everyone else at a more economical price….
Middle-of-the-Hog cuts are next down in the economic tier and they literally come from the middle of the pig. Many of these are made into delicious, and very high priced, products through additional curing, brining, smoking, drying and other processing.† Think bacon, hams, proscuitto, sausages, hot dogs, salami, etc.
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Safeguard reproductive health – Kidney
Forget the beast with two backs, one pig kidney offers more than your RDA of selenium for developing strong sperm. “It’s vital for male reproductive health,” says nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch. Pan fry for a natural selenium shot; devour and wipe the juices off your chin before trying to seduce her.
Lose weight – Fillet
If piglets naturally nuzzle into your belly, it’s time to include this cut in your diet. Pork fillet boasts a lower fat percentage than skinless chicken breast. Australian research found upping your muscle fuel intake acts a an appetite suppressor to speed up weightloss. “Grill under a hot heat,” says James Mansfield, founder of meat delivery company Field and Flower.
Mood boost – Chop
Turkey has a rep as the Prozac of poultry, but levels of tryptophan – which the body fashions into serotonin – are actually higher in pork. A study published in the FASEB Journal found consuming tryptophan with vit D boosts serotonin concentrations in the brain – your new excuse to break out the barbeque at the slightest hint of sunshine. Opt for leaner cuts and trim off the fat before cooking.
Promote bone strength – Bacon
While a daily bacon butty isn’t wise – “cured meats are high in salt and have been linked with bowel cancer,” says Kellow – snaffle one down for Sunday breakfast and you’ll get a skeleton-protecting dose of phosphorous. Wrap it in the right loaf to double your dose; baker’s yeast and pumpkin seeds ensure you pummel your RDA, and that it’s your PB suffering on the squat rack, not your shoulders…”
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Pork: Good or Bad? By: Dana Angelo White, M.S., R.D., A.T.C. foodnetwork.com
There has been controversy lately about whether pork is healthy or safe to eat. So you can make your own educated decision, we offer the nutrition facts on pork. Is it really the “other white meat”?
“… Trimming the Fat
If you’re looking for the healthiest pork options, you want lean cuts — tenderloin, loin chops and sirloin roast. Bacon and other fatty cuts are very high in artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol and not for everyday eating. Baked ham and lunch meat fall somewhere in the middle when it comes to fat and calories. Just like with other meats, pork is safe when cooked to the proper internal temperature (it’s 160F for pork).
Some folks are conscientious of the environmental impact of meats they eat. If that’s you, look for local and free-range purveyors of pork products — just like you would for chicken and beef. Local or free-range products may have a higher price tag, but you can offset the cost in other ways like committing to a meatless day once a week.
Lean cuts of pork are high in protein, low in fat and have more B-vitamins (thiamin, niacin, B6 and B12) than many other types of meat. These vitamins play a role in a variety of body functions, including metabolism and energy production (that’s why we had it on our “energizing foods” list). For some perspective, let’s compare 3 ounces of cooked pork tenderloin to the same amount of cooked chicken breast — as you’ll see, they aren’t all that different:
Health Benefits Of Eating Pork – Healthy Food & Meat Nutrition …
Why I Do Not Recommend Pork – Nearly 70 Percent Contaminated with Dangerous Pathogens 3.2K December 12, 2012 • 675,443 views articles.mercola.com
“..Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, there may be good reason to carefully consider your decision to include pork as a regular part of your diet, because despite advertising campaigns trying to paint pork as a “healthy” alternative to beef, research suggests it may be hazardous to your health on multiple levels. One of the most potentially acute hazards is contamination with pathogenic bacteria.
According to a surprising new investigation by Consumer Reports1, 69 percent of all raw pork samples tested — nearly 200 samples in total — were contaminated with the dangerous bacteria Yersinia enterocolitica, which causes fever and gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. ..”
Is pork meat healthy to eat ? You will be shocked to know … – YouTube
Why You Should Avoid Pork
“..Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world, making up about 38 percent of meat production worldwide. It’s especially popular in East and Southeast Asia, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, North America, South America, and Oceania. (1) If you’re at all familiar with the Bible, you probably remember that in it God specifically instructed His people not to eat pork and shellfish. Many people are surprised to find this out, but in the Old Testament God warned us that the pig was an unclean animal. Why? Because the pig is a scavenger and not meant for human consumption. (Check out Leviticus 11.)..”
No matter how you think about it, pigs are rather dirty animals. They’re considered the garbage and waste eliminators of the farm, often eating literally anything they can find. This includes not only bugs, insects and whatever leftover scraps they find laying around, but also their own feces, as well as the dead carcasses of sick animals, including their own young. At least one farmer has gone out to feed his pigs and never returned. On that morning in 2012, he literally became the pig’s breakfast. (2)…
Problems with Pork and Why You Should Avoid Pork
1. The Pig’s Problematic Digestive System
There are reasons that the meat of the pig becomes more saturated with toxins than many of its counterpart farm animals. The first reason has to do with the digestive system of a pig. A pig digests whatever it eats rather quickly, in up to about four hours. On the other hand, a cow takes a good 24 hours to digest what it’s eaten. During the digestive process, animals (including humans) get rid of excess toxins as well as other components of the food eaten that could be dangerous to health. Since the pig’s digestive system operates rather basically, many of these toxins remain in its system to be stored in its more than adequate fatty tissues ready for our consumption….
4. Trichinosis Dangers
Did you know that pigs carry a variety of parasites in their bodies and meat? Some of these parasites are difficult to kill even when cooking. This is the reason there are so many warnings out there about eating undercooked pork. One of the biggest concerns with eating pork meat is trichinosis or trichinellosis. This is an infection that humans get from eating undercooked or uncooked pork that contains the larvae of the trichinella worm. (7) In some countries and cultures, they actually consume pork raw…
History of Pork and Cultures that Don’t Eat It
The pig is one of the oldest forms of livestock worldwide. It’s said to have been domesticated as early as 5000 B.C. When it comes to the beginnings of pork consumption in the U.S., Hernando de Soto is called “the father of the American pork industry.” In 1539, de Soto landed in Florida with 13 pigs in tow, and pork consumption spread and grew from then on in America. Pigs were first commercially slaughtered in Cincinnati, which was nicknamed “Porkopolis.” (13)
Orthodox Jewish Kosher dietary laws and Islamic Halal dietary laws prohibit pork consumption. There are many other religions and cultures that avoid pork as well.
Christian religious denominations that forbid pork consumption include:
United Church of God
Avoiding pork for these groups is based on Leviticus 11, Deuteronomy 14, Isaiah 65 and Isaiah 66….
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Everything but the oink: The many products that come from pigs.
Pork is the most widely consumed meat in the world. People eat many different pork products, such as bacon, sausage and pork chops. You might grill pork ribs in the summer, or you might enjoy a Christmas ham. A 250 pound market hog yields about 150 pounds of pork. In addition to pork, several valuable products come from swine. These include insulin for the regulation of diabetes, valves for human heart surgery, suede for shoes and clothing, and gelatin for foods and non-food uses. Swine by-products are also important parts of products such as water filters, insulation, rubber, antifreeze, certain plastics, floor waxes, crayons, chalk, adhesives and fertilizer (USDA, 2016). Lard is fat from pig abdomens and is used in shaving creams, soaps, make-up, baked goods and other foods….”
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