Friday, November 16, 2012

Pork Be Inspired Review

As you can see, when I got my coupon, my husband went to our local grocery store and got a pork roast. He loves pork,especially roasts that are grilled out on his charcoal grill. He is one of the few men I know that don't like grilling on a gas grill. He says it just doesn't taste right. We gave an almost new grill away I believe sometime last summer or the year before to someone who was in the neighborhood picking up things that cannot be dumped at our local dump.

That poor grill had been sitting outside on our back deck for about 5 years or more and only used maybe 5 times? We really didn't do much to the pork as I have stomach issues other than a few mild spices because he knows it will tear me up if he does. I can't remember how long it cooked but it didn't really take as long as I thought it would. He knows how to get those coals really hot and really fast then turns them down some. This is not all of the pork, I just took half of it out of the container to take my picture.

Here is the end result:
Doesn't that look awesome? That is one thing I can say about Mike and that is he knows his way around a charcoal based grill. Put him with a gas grill and it's over. So, I think I will continue to let him grill on his charcoal grill because this roast came out tender, juicy and tasted really off the charts! Mike used BBQ sauce on his and I ate mine plain. Not allowed to have too much acidy foods and BBQ sauce is loaded with it since it's tomato based!
I got this info off of the Pork Be Inspired site and it really has some awesome information:
Today’s Pork Leaner Than Ever
A Study released in 2006 by the USDA reveals six common cuts of fresh pork are leaner today than they were fifteen years ago.
Power Up With Pork
Purdue Weight Loss Study
Pork and Health Science Update
Frequently Asked Questions: Pork And The AICR/WCRF Second Expert Report
MyPyramid Food Guidance System
The MyPyramid food guidance system for Americans emphasizes the importance of finding a balance between food and physical activity. Lean pork can enhance and easily fit into a balanced diet.
Vitamins and Minerals in Pork
Daily Values are listed on food labels. They tell us how much of various nutrients we should consume each day. The following information is based on a 3-ounce serving of pork. As you can see, pork is an important source of many key nutrients.
Fat in Pork
Through changes in feeding and breeding techniques, pork producers have responded to consumer demand for leaner pork. Today’s common cuts of pork are 16% leaner and has 27% less saturated fat as compared to 1991. Many cuts of pork are as lean as skinless chicken.
The most healthy cuts of pork are the Loin Roast, Canadian Style Bacon, Tenderloin and Chop!
I then found his information that compares Pork to other meats: 
How does pork compare to other meats for fat, calories and cholesterol? Pork today compares favorably for fat, calories and cholesterol with many other meats and poultry. While providing a greater amount of vitamins and minerals, many cuts of pork are as lean or leaner than chicken.  
Pork tenderloin, for example, is just as lean as skinless chicken breast and meets the government guidelines for “extra lean.” In total, six pork cuts meet the USDA guidelines for “lean,” with less than 10 grams fat, 4.5 grams saturated fat and 95 milligrams of cholesterol per serving.  
Any cuts from the loin - like pork chops and pork roast - are leaner than skinless chicken thigh, according to USDA data. Pork steaks or roasts from the leg ("fresh ham") are also lean choices.
So, as you can see, Pork really isn't that bad for us, I think it is how we prepare or what we put on it afterwards is what the problem is. Thankfully, because of my stomach issues, I rarely eat meat and when I do, I only eat half or less and save the rest for another time or meal. You can find all kinds of wonderful recipes on their site, so follow this link to see what other mouth watering things you can do with Pork!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you. I am a BzzAgent and I was given this toy by them to do a review.


Gina Brickell said...

That does look great!! I'm a big pork lover as well. I never used to be, but over the past few years I have grown to love it. Now I can't tell much difference between grills, however I absolutely love mine on the grill!! It tastes wonderful! I love porkchops, roasts etc. All are so great!!!

April Crisafulli said...

That sounds delicious!! We eat alot of pork in this house and always looking for different ideas :)