Pork: Naturally Nutritious

Meadowbrook’s Omega Pork: A Powerful Source of Nutrientsnutrition

Pork is naturally nutritious containing nine nutrients and proteins essential to healthy living.

We have taken the extra step to ensuring your family and ours eat healthy by raising all-natural Omega Pork. Omega 3 & 6 polyunsaturated fats are essential for our bodies but we are unable to produce them naturally. This is why it is important to get them through food.

Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating suggests choosing leaner meat like pork, more often. The Food Guide also recommends two to three servings of meat and alternatives a day. By eating a Meadowbrook Omega rich Centre Cut Pork Chop, you can get up to 60-70% of your daily recommended intake of Omega 3 & 6.

Pork contains many nutrients recommended by Health Canada to build and maintain a healthy body. It includes six essential vitamins, four important minerals, protein and energy. * Combined with the Canadian Food Guide for Healthy Living’s recommendation of two to three servings of meat and/or alternatives a day, pork is definitely the healthy choice and when you choose Meadowbrook Omega Pork you can make an even healthier choice!

A 100g serving of trimmed pork contains:

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Recommended Daily Intake: 22%
Benefits:

  • helps release energy from food
  • promotes the growth and repair of tissues
  • maintains healthy skin and eyes

Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Recommended Daily Intake: 65%
Benefits:

  • necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates
  • essential for the growth and repair of nerves & muscles
  • helps maintain appetite

Niacin (Vitamin B3), Recommended Daily Intake: 47%
Benefits:

  • essential for the release of energy from carbohydrates, proteins and fats
  • required to maintain healthy skin, the digestive tract and the nervous system

Vitamin B6, Recommended Daily Intake: 24%
Benefits:

  • essential for the metabolism of protein, carboyhydrates and fat
  • promotes normal functioning of the central nervous system

Vitamin B12 (B12 is found only in animal products), Recommended Daily Intake: 38%
Benefits:

  • it helps build red blood cells
  • ensures healthy nervous tissue
  • essential for the normal function & metabolism of cells

Pantothenate, Recommended Daily Intake: 10%
Benefits:

  • necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat and protein
  • required to synthesize hemoglobin, the part of the red blood cells that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide

Phosphorous, Recommended Daily Intake: 22%
Benefits:

  • strengthens bones & teeth and maintains energy balance

Magnesium, Recommended Daily Intake: 10%
Benefits:

  • essential for the formation of strong bones & teeth
  • transports nutrients in the body
  • regulates energy balance

Iron, Recommended Daily Intake: 9%
Benefits:

  • Heme Iron, (found in meat) is absorbed more readily than non-heme iron (found in vegetables, breads, cereals, fruits, eggs, and supplements)
  • prevents nutritional anemia
  • builds hemoglobin in red blood cells
  • helps with energy production

Zinc, Recommended Daily Intake: 36%
Benefits:

  • essential for the healthy development and maintenance of the immune system and bonestructure
  • can improve resistance to infections
  • can enhance bone formation in children and young adults
  • appears to protect bone loss in older adults