By Adam Taylor
From the delicious smell of bacon cooking on a Saturday morning to a fancy roast pork dinner to a backyard summer BBQ, pork is ready for it all.
It is a quintessential Canadian agri-food product. It is also a huge job creator across Canada.
More than 45,000 Canadians make their livings in pork, mostly in Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba. And that brings billions of dollars in other economic benefits.
According to PutPorkOnYourFork, Canada is a global leader in the pork industry as the third largest exporters and in the top ten in total production. Canada’s largest export markets include the U.S., Japan, and Korea.
Want more good news? Pork is very good for us. It’s an excellent source of protein, Vitamins B6, B12, zinc and a slew of others. Pork also contains no trans or hydrogenated fats, naturally.
We can be especially proud of the fact that, here in Canada, production standards are world class and animal care is at the core of the industry.
Pigs raised here in Canada largely eat a balanced diet of corn, grain, and soybeans as well as other vitamins and minerals.
Here at C3FC, we love pork and we are keen to support this key agri-food sector. But we won’t lie. It is *mostly* about the taste.
Whether it’s a thick pork chop served with apple sauce, a delicious (and lean) pork tenderloin slow cooked to perfection, or the myriad of pork items ready for your grill, there’s isn’t enough room on this webpage to fully unpack the deliciousness of Canadian pork.
So do us a favour: Read the economic and nutritional information so you know you’re supporting Canadians while doing something good for yourself.
And then tell the person across the table from you to pass the pork!
What’s your favourite way to eat delicious and nutritious Canadian pork?