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What is pork? About the ingredient pork. Including 1,926 recipes with pork, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Pork is one of the most widely eaten meats in the world, accounting for about 38% of meat production worldwide, although consumption varies widely from place to place.

Pork may be cooked from fresh meat or cured over time. Cured meat products include ham and bacon. The carcass may be used in many different ways for fresh meat cuts, with the popularity of certain cuts and certain carcass proportions varying worldwide.

Most of the carcass can be used to produce fresh meat and in the case of a suckling pig the whole body of a young pig ranging in age from two to six weeks is roasted.

Pork is particularly common as an ingredient of sausages. Many traditional European sausages are made with pork, including chorizo, fuet,Cumberland sausage and salami. Many brands of American hot dogs and most breakfast sausages are made from pork.

Ham and bacon are made from fresh pork by curing with salt (pickling) and/or smoking. Shoulders and legs are most commonly cured in this manner for Picnic shoulder and ham, whereas streaky and round bacon come from the side (round from the loin and streaky from the belly).


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 piece, cooked, excluding refuse (yield from 1 lb raw meat with refuse) (231g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 489Calories from Fat 200
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 22.3g 34%
Saturated Fat 7.9g 39%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 198mg 66%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 67.6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 5% Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Pork is usually found in the meats section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Pork is a member of the Pork Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does pork weigh?

measure grams
1 piece, cooked, excluding refuse (yield from 1 lb raw meat with refuse) 231
3 oz 85

In Chinese:猪肉
British (UK) term: Pork
en français:porc
en español:cerdo

Recipes using pork

There are 468 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Amazing Cincinnati Chili
Bolognese sauce / Ragù Bolognese: the modern recipe
Bullard's Best Yet Chili
Chasing Chili
Chinese Pork and Peppers (????)
Chinese Steamed Pork Buns
Combo Burgers
Eastern Burger
Eggplant Spaghetti Sauce
Falscher Hase (False Hare (German Meatloaf))
Fried Spring Rolls
Ginger Pork

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