Pork - Powerhouse of Nutrition

Containing many essential nutrients required to optimize growth, development and repair of the body, pork makes a valuable contribution to a healthy, balanced pattern of eating. 

Pork contains:

  • Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin (Vitamin B3)
  • Vitamin B6
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B12
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Zinc
  • Pantothenic Acid

Learn more about the nutrient value of Canadian Pork:

Many Canadians are overfed and undernourished resulting in significant negative health consequences.   Obesity has tripled in a generation and 22% of the calories we consume come from fats and oils, condiments, candy, chips and pop. Dietary patterns have shifted away from fresh and minimally processed foods to include alarming amounts of added sugars and ultra-processed foods.  

Canadians need to focus on getting nutritious food like pork into their diets. Canada’s Food Guide provides guidance for Canadians of all ages on healthy eating patterns.

Canadian Pork Council Member Associations offer a wide variety of delicious and healthy recipes featuring pork:

Passion for Pork

Manitoba Pork Recipes

Ontario Pork Recipes

Source: Canadian Pork Council