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A Low-Fat Pork Specialty Food
Health Information About REAL Canadian Bacon

REAL Canadian Bacon, a low fat specialty food—see what the NPPC (National Pork Producers Council) says. (Information below taken from the NPPC.)

Comparison of different types of bacon:

Bacon Type and Amount (calculated to be same serving size)
Peameal Bacon - 112g serving size
USA "Canadian Style Bacon" processed meat - 112g serving size
Stripped Side Bacon - 112g serving size
Serving Size (g)
112
112
112
Calories
130
120
640
Total Fat (g)
5
3
56
Saturated Fat (g)
2
1
20
Cholesterol (mg)
40
40
120
Sodium (mg)
1120
800
2240
Total Carbohydrate (g)
4g
<2
0
Protein (g)
16
22
32
Cooked/Uncooked
Uncooked
Cooked
Uncooked
Note:
Protein increases when cooked because moisture comes out.
Notice that "Canadian Style Bacon" is pre-cooked, therefore values will not change.

Why is pork called the other white meat?
Pork is a white meat not only in terms of color, but more importantly because it is a lean meat that is low in fat and calories. Over the past 20 years, the efforts of America's pork producers have resulted in pork with 31% less fat and 14% less calories. In fact, eight cuts of pork have less fat than skinless chicken thigh. Pork's lean cuts fit into any meal plan - they are easy to prepare and perfect for any occasion.

Nutrition Basics
Vitamins & Minerals In Pork

Daily values are part of the nutrition facts food label and represent reference values for nutrients. The following information is based on a 3-ounce serving of pork. As you can see, these key nutrients make pork a nutrient-dense food!

Vitamins & Minerals In A Three Ounce Serving of Pork
Nutrient % Daily Value (DV)* Why It's Good for You
Iron 7% Getting enough iron is a problem for some women, especially women of childbearing age. Heme iron (found in meat) is absorbed more readily than nonheme iron (found in plant-based foods). Thus any one who avoids meat without the help of their health professional may increase their risk of iron-deficiency anemia.
Magnesium 6% Important for the normal function of many enzymes (catalysts for the body's chemical reactors), glucose and muscle action.
Phosphorous 22% Strengthens bones and generates energy in cells.
Potassium 11% This mineral, also known as an electrolyte, plays a major role in water balance and helps maintain normal blood pressure.
Zinc 15% A component of more than 70 enzymes, zinc is a key player in energy metabolism and the immune system.
Thiamin 53% Without this key mineral, metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat would be significantly compromised. Animal protein is one of the best sources of this nutrient, and among the choices, pork is tops.
Riboflavin 19% Next to milk, there are few foods that have as much riboflavin per serving as pork. Riboflavin has an important role in the release of energy from foods.
Niacin 20% Important for the normal function of many enzymes in the body and involved in the metabolism of sugars and fatty acids.
Vitamin B12 33% Helps build red blood cells and metabolize carbohydrates and fats.
Vitamin B6
(Pyridoxine)
18% Important for the normal function of enzymes and co-enzymes, which are needed to metabolize protein, carbohydrates and fats. Plus, it plays a critical role in the regulation of glycogen (stored carbohydrates) metabolism.

* Based on a 2,000 calorie meal plan.

Nutrition Basics
How Pork Compares To Other Meats

Today's pork stacks up nutritionally against other meat and poultry cuts
Many cuts of pork are as lean or leaner than chicken.

How does pork compare to other meats for fat, calories and cholesterol?
Pork today compares favorably for fat, calories and cholesterol with many other meats and poultry. Many cuts of pork are as lean or leaner than chicken. Any cuts from the loin - like pork chops and pork roast - are leaner than skinless chicken thigh, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. Pork steaks or roasts from the leg ("fresh ham") are also lean choices. Most of the loin or leg cuts contain between 6 and 8 grams of fat per three-ounce cooked and trimmed serving. And pork tenderloin - the leanest pork choice - is as lean as skinless chicken breast, with 4 grams of fat per serving. A serving of lean pork has 34% less cholesterol than skinless chicken, according to recent research at the University of Wisconsin. Most cuts of pork contain less than 200 calories per three-ounce cooked serving.

Serving Sizes And Nutritional Profiles Of Lean Meats
3 ounces of cooked,
roasted, trimmed:
Calories Total Fat
(g)
Saturated
Fat (g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
LEAN CHICKEN
Skinless chicken breast 140 3.1 0.9 73
Skinless chicken leg 162 7.1 2.0 80
Skinless chicken thigh 178 9.3 2.6 81
LEAN CUTS OF PORK (*roasted,**broiled)
Pork Tenderloin* 139 4.1 1.4 67
Pork boneless sirloin chop** 164 5.7 1.9 78
Pork boneless loin roast* 165 6.1 2.2 66
Pork boneless top loin chop** 173 6.6 2.3 68
Pork loin chop** 171 6.9 2.5 70
Pork boneless sirloin roast* 168 7.0 2.5 73
Pork rib chop** 186 8.3 2.9 69
Pork boneless rib roast* 182 8.6 3.0 70
LEAN CUTS OF BEEF (*roasted, **broiled, ***braised)
Beef eye of round * 141 4.0 1.5 59
Beef top round*** 169 4.3 1.5 76
Beef tip round* 149 5.0 1.8 69
Beef top sirloin** 162 5.8 2.2 76
Beef top loin** 168 7.1 2.7 65
Beef tenderloin** 175 8.1 3.0 71
FISH (*dry heat, **moist heat)
Cod* 89 0.7 0.1 40
Flounder* 99 1.3 0.3 58
Halibut* 119 2.5 0.4 35
Orange Roughy* 75 0.8 0.0 22
Salmon* 175 11.0 2.1 54
Shrimp** 84 0.9 0.2 166

 

Pork's Nutritional Profile Also Holds Its Own When Compared To Other Sandwich Favorites
  Calories Fat
(g)
Saturated
Fat (g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Barbecue Pork
Tenderloin Sandwich
329 7.1 1.8 68
Ham Sandwich 370 10.2 2.7 38
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich 380 11.1 1.5 72
Tuna Salad Sandwich 370 12.3 1.2 225
Veggie Burger (Morningstar) 463 18.9 3.0 0

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