Pork fat ranks high in BBC’s list of healthy foods
When you think of pork cracklings, you immediately take a step back to think is the risk of a putok batok episode is worth the binge. You immediately think of cholesterol and fats. You associate the dish with the word unhealthy.
However, recent studies are debunking this myth and are actually saying that pork cracklings are actually quite healthy and rich in vitamins that your body needs.
Pork cracklings, or better yet, pork fat has been ranked by BBC as part of the 100 most nutritious foods after they were analyzed by researchers and scientists. Pork fat actually made it to the Top 10 ranks at #8 along with chia seeds almonds.
According to researchers, it made the list because it is a “good source of B vitamins and minerals.” Compared to lamb or beef fat, pork fat is a healthier choice because it is more unsaturated. It provides your body with 632kcal per 100g of consumption.
So the next time you dismiss pork fat as an unhealthy food, think again. But as with everything, consume in moderation to maximize its benefits to your body. (ANGEL ONG)