With increased offerings of “light” meals on menus, pork is an ideal choice for customers demanding variety in this category. Canadians often consider chicken breast to be their only lean choice. However, pork tenderloin is as lean as boneless, skinless chicken breast. In fact, there are a variety of pork cuts that are leaner than boneless, skinless chicken thigh.
How did Canadian pork get so lean?
- Enhanced genetics and animal nutrition;
- Pork producers responding to the consumers' demand for a leaner product;
- Retail merchandising specifications for little or no visible fat.