Pork is a type of red meat that is very popular among western and eastern people, especially non-Muslims. This is because these animals are prohibited for consumption, aka haram for Muslims. However, regardless of whether or not eating pork is prohibited, basically, pork is similar to the benefits of beef in general.
Pork has a similar texture and is almost the same as beef. That’s why some people who are not used to consuming pork will not find a striking difference between pork or beef. Usually pork is often processed as:
- Sate pork
- Roast pork
- red pig
- Addition to rice mixed with hainam
As the main stuffing of several types of food from China, which have the letter ‘ba’, such as:
Types of Pork
Pork itself has 2 types, namely wild boar and pork. The only difference lies in their habitat.
- Wild boar, is a wild pig that eats fruit
- Pig, is an animal that is deliberately kept and cultivated aka deliberately raised, with a choice of food or certain animal feed.
Those are some brief descriptions of pork. So, does pork actually have any benefits? Yep, of course this meat has benefits. The benefits contained in pork are not too different from meat benefits in general, as well as the nutritional and nutritional content. Here are the benefits of pork:
1. Energy content
Raised and raised pork has a very high energy content. This is due to the high fat content in it. From 100 grams of the benefits of pork, there are 457 kcal. Very high isn’t it? This energy is very useful for:
- Provides energy for activities
- Maintain endurance
- Prevents fatigue
- Increase focus in doing activities
However, if you are surprised by the energy content, you can try consuming wild pork, aka wild boar. This wild boar meat has less energy content than farm pigs, which is around 376 kcal per 100 grams of meat.
2. High protein
Pork also has the same advantages as goat meat benefits in general, and several other types of red meat. Pork has a high protein content. 100 grams of pork contains 11.9 grams of protein which is very good and beneficial for the body to:
- Forming muscle time
- Maintain body strength and endurance
- Binding fat
Well, wild boar meat, aka wild pig, has a slightly higher protein content than ordinary farmed pork, which is around 14.1 grams of protein per 100 grams of meat.
It should be noted, although the protein content in pork is relatively high, pork, both wild boar and farmed pork, has a very high fat content. For that it is recommended not to consume it excessively, because it can cause obesity.
Pork, be it farmed pork or wild boar, contains calcium benefits which is quite high anyway. 100 gr of pork has a calcium content of 7 mg, while 100 gr of boar pork has a calcium content of 8 mg. The calcium contained in pork is useful for:
- Maintain bone health
- Prevent osteoporosis
- Elevate the body especially in the time of growth
There is calcium, there is also phosphorus. Likewise with the benefits of pork. 100 g of beef pork contains 117 mg of phosphorus and 100 g of wild boar meat contains more phosphorus, which is around 151 mg of phosphorus. Phosphorus can be useful for the body as:
- Prevention of osteoporosis
- Maintain healthy bones and teeth
- Strengthen bones
In addition, phosphorus is also abundant in:
5. Prevent anemia
Just like other types of red meat, pork also has the ability to prevent anemia. Red meat such as pork, beef and goat contain selenium which is very useful for preventing anemia or blood deficiency. The following are the effects and symptoms of anemia:
- 5 L (Weak, tired, lethargic, lethargic, lethargic)
- Easy to get sick
- No energy
- Often feel dizzy and nauseous
- Frequent headaches.
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- Benefits of goat meat
- Benefits of cassava leaves
- Benefits of spinach
- Benefits of long beans
- Benefits of beef
- Benefits of chicken
- Benefits of tomatoes
- Benefits of rambutan fruit
- Benefits of date juice
- The benefits of Siamese pumpkin
- Benefits of beetroot
- Benefits of venison
- Benefits of duck meat
- Benefits of beef liver
- Benefits of chicken liver
- Benefits of half boiled eggs
Pork also contains iron which is good for the health of the body. Although not too high in iron content, but at least iron benefits contained in pork, both domesticated pigs and wild boars, will be used by the body to:
- Helps the production of red blood cells
- Prevent anemia
- Accelerate wound growth
100 grams of farmed pork contains as much as 2 mg of iron, as well as wild boar meat which has the same iron content.
7. Flavor enhancers in food
Fried pork will produce a type of oil, which we often call pork oil. Pork oil produced by pork is said to have a delicious and delicious taste when used as an ingredient for sautéing or put into a dish. It is like using vegetable oil benefits to fry food.
8. Maintain healthy skin
The benefits of pork turns out to have a fairly high collagen content. Collagen in pork can be used as a skin and facial treatment, because it can:
- Get rid of acne
- Skin tightening
- Prevent or reduce symptoms of aging / anti aging
9. Raw material for making soap
Pork has fat or fatty acids which have many benefits, especially in the industry for making soaps and some beauty products. The following are some types of soaps and beauty products that can be produced with the basic ingredients of fat or fatty acids from pork:
- Bath soap
- Anti -aging cream
- Detergents and fabric softeners
Other Benefits of Pork Parts
In addition to pork, there are many body parts of pigs, ranging from hair, bones, blood, to internal organs, aka offal. These body parts are widely used as ingredients for medicines and health ingredients and it turns out that it has a lot of health benefits. Here are some other benefits of pork body parts (Source: Viva.co.id) :
- Raw material for making heparin
- Cosmetic raw materials and beauty tools
- Filter raw material in tobacco cigarettes
- Raw material for making capsule shell
Those are some of the benefits of pork. Unfortunately, the distribution of pork is often misused by certain people who are not honest in taking advantage. For example, by faking pork with wild boar meat, in order to get a bigger profit.