Researching Pork

Gaining knowledge over pork

Market Cuts Of Pork

There are a lot of different cuts of pork here are some common ones:

  • Pork Chops
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Bacon
  • Half Ham
  • Loin roast

Effective Cooking Methods

For pork chops and tenderloins the most effective cooking method is broiling or braising.

Bacon you can either broil or pan broil.

Half ham could be baked or roasted

loin roast gets roasted

What qualities of the pork should be met to be accepted?

Look for..

  • Cuts with less fat on the otter edges of the meat
  • The meat that is firm with a grayish pink color

When should you reject the meat?

You should reject meat if..

  • There is brown or green spots
  • The meat wrappers are dirty or torn
  • There is a abnormal odor

What are the grades of pork?

There are grades A, B and C

Grade A- Is the highest quality and the only grade that is likely to be seen at the retail level.

Grade B and C- are usually used in further-processed products where the poultry meat is cut up, chopped, or ground. If they are sold at stores usually the grade is not identified.