Everything you ever wanted to know about pork… and more! Pork is a rich source of protein and other nutrients, including iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins B6 and B12. Its subtle yet sweet tastes and its versatility make it a favourite in Chinese, German, British and American cuisines, just to name a few.
In addition to the above, Chinese medicine has always advised eating pork to strengthen the Yin (for moisturising effects), as well as to help replenish and fortify blood and ‘chi’ (internal energy). It is also generally held that pork can help increase the efficiency of antipyretic (anti-fever) drugs and reduce constipation.
Each cut or section of the pig has its own unique tastes, textures and benefits: