11/12/2019 9:00:08 AM

Pork belly


What are the health benefits of Pork belly?

Pork belly is a cheaper cut than most pork and is great for your DNA, liver and energy creation.

Pork belly is a cut of fatty meat from the belly of a pig, but don’t let this put you off. It has become the standard pork, pub roast in British pubs and pork fat has many health benefits.
It is popular in cuisines around the world. It’s in many Chinese dishes as well as being used to make pancetta in Italy, schlachtplatte in Germany (a belly pork and sausage dish) and good old streaky/breakfast bacon. 

Cooking tips

Pork belly is great roasted, grilled and stewed. See our recipe for crispy roasted pork belly here

Don't be fooled by the 'outdoor bred' tag that supermarkets display, this just means the pig was born outside and stays outside for 8 days whereupon it is then put back into an intensive 'barn' reared situation.

Proper 'free range' and organic pork is now widely available.

Cooking Method:

Portion size:
225 g

The RDA/RI's below are based on an average adult and the portion size set above

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