It’s October which can only mean one thing…it’s time to celebrate National Pork Month! Now is a great time to enjoy some fantastic pork recipes and thank the pig farmers that made it possible.
In Minnesota 21 billion pounds of pork are produced each year, that is a lot of meat! Luckily there are many different ways to prepare pork: roasts, salads, wraps, sandwiches, spaghetti, stews, stir fry, tacos, burgers, kabobs, pizza, chops, etc. To find delicious pork recipes visit porkbeinspired.com
In honor of pork month here are some other interesting facts about pork:
- Pork is the world’s most widely consumed meat. It accounts for 42% of the meat consumed worldwide
- The leanest cuts of pork have the word loin in them, such as pork tenderloin
- Pork is 75% leaner than it was in the 1950’s
- To keep pork juicy and safe cook it to 145° Fahrenheit
Want to win free pork? Every Friday during October the Minnesota Pork Board will be randomly giving away $10 pork gift certificates to two lucky winners. Visit Pork Minnesota Style on Facebook and answer the daily questions to be entered to win.
Click here to try our Fiesta Pork Soup – a perfect recipe to to warm you up on a cold day.