Top 5 Facts

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  • Lean trimmed pork is a source of protein, thiamin, niacin, B6, B12, selenium, riboflavin, zinc, and omega-3.
  • Trimmed cuts are readily available from butchers and supermarkets. Ask your butcher to trim off the external fat, or alternatively trim your meat at home - whatever you prefer. There are at least 11 cuts that are lean and trimmed:
    • Loin Steak
    • Fillet
    • Rump Steak
    • Round Steak
    • Topside Steak
    • Silverside Steak
    • Diced Pork
    • Pork Strips
    • Loin Roast
    • Round Mini Roast
    • Loin Chop
  • Trimmed lean pork can be easily substituted for other meats like chicken, beef or lamb in your tried and trusted recipes, to add more variety to your weekly meals
  • The leanest pork cuts come from the loin, fillet and the leg, trimmed of external fat
  • Lean pork doesn't have to be dry and tough. There's no need to over-cook. For cooking tips, click here.

Other Nutritional Benefits of Trimmed Lean Pork

The Pork Nutrition Survey named pork as a low fat, high protein dietary source. The report - which based its research on actual pork cuts purchased in retail stores across Australia (accurately reflecting the pork that 'real' consumers purchase everyday) concluded that pork is both lean and nutrient dense. In fact, it contains essential vitamins such as B12, B6, thiamin, niacin, as well as minerals such as zinc, selenium, iron and magnesium.

In everyday language, this means that lean trimmed pork has something for everyone.