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Pork power

Agriculture.com Staff 10/09/2008 @ 11:00pm

Trying a new recipe is fun -- especially if you've fallen into a recipe rut. That's when those tried-and-true recipes you've made for years seem to find their way to the table on a regular basis.

Since October is National Pork month, it's only fitting to kick it off with recipes that include pork as one of the ingredients.

Pork has a reputation as a high-calorie meat. However, today's common cuts of pork are 16% leaner and have 27% less saturated fat than 15 years ago.

According to the National Pork Board, consumer demand was the driving force behind leaner pork, and producers responded by changing their feeding and breeding techniques. In fact, many cuts of pork are as lean or leaner than chicken.

So break out of your recipe rut and try one of the pork recipes.

Trying a new recipe is fun -- especially if you've fallen into a recipe rut. That's when those tried-and-true recipes you've made for years seem to find their way to the table on a regular basis.

Prep: 15 minutes; Bake: 30 minutes

Start to finish: 25 minutes

Prep: 20 minutes; Cook: 25 minutes

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