Rib Guide

The guide explains in detail the preparation and cooking process for ribs, and includes our most popular recipe. It’s a must have resource for foodservice distributors, chefs, restaurant managers, kitchen staff, culinary innovators, and all other industry professionals.

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Super Food Recipe

Variety is the spice of life – and the key to healthy eating! No one super food contains all of the nutrients you need to stay well nourished. Health professionals encourage variety to make sure you get all of your nutrients and to help reduce food boredom.

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What is Seasoned Pork?

Pork labeled "seasoned" in Canada is pork that has been processed using a brine. A brine is used in meat products to help retain moisture and is a common practice used in in restaurants and food service. To learn more about the difference between "seasoned" pork and fresh pork products check out this resource.

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New appetizer E-Book

A collection of 6 delicious tapas made with Ontario Pork.

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Ham Guide

Whether the centerpiece of a holiday meal or the key to a delicious sandwich; the appeal of ham is far reaching. The classic hams found at local grocery stores and butcher shops are produced from lean cuts of pork that have been either smoked, cured, dry salted or a combination of these methods. This guide will provide tips about selection, cooking, storage and recipes for your favourite hams.

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Weeknight Pork Pizza Meatballs

A recipe card featuring the instructions for creating kid-friendly pork meatballs for your pasta.

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Oven-Grilled Pork and Veggie Wraps

A recipe card featuring the instructions for creating quick and healthy pork wraps.

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Recipes for Weight Management

Ontario Pork recognizes that weight management is very important for the health of Canadians. Ontario Pork wants you to realize that you don’t have to sacrifice taste for health. Using a combination of exercise and healthy eating you can manage your weight and protect yourself against chronic illness. Manage your weight while still eating pizza, Panini’s and pork chops!

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Gluten-Free Recipes

Those with dietary restrictions and intolerances shouldn’t have to sacrifice taste to stay healthy. This latest recipe booklet by Ontario Pork offers many tasty, easy to prepare gluten-free and lactose-free dishes that include burgers and paella.

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Managing Diabetes

Knowing what foods to eat and portion control can be a challenge for diabetics. To help, Ontario Pork has created several delicious and flavourful diabetic recipes. Dishes including burritos, pulled pork and ravioli can be found in this booklet.

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Grilling with Ontario Pork

If ever a meat was destined to be grilled, it has to be pork - the most popular meat in the world! Grilling is perhaps the easiest method of cooking, and pork on the barbecue tastes spectacular with only minimal preparation. Approach the barbecue with a spirit of experimentation, enjoyment and relaxation. You don’t have to follow these recipes to the letter; you can adapt them to come up with something that is uniquely your own.

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Healthy Choices

You don’t have to sacrifice eating well when you’re in a hurry. Pork steaks and chops take mere minutes to cook; faster yet, slice into strips and it’s done in even less time! Pork can be cubed for kabobs, sliced into strips for wraps, filleted into scaloppini for schnitzel or made into medallions for the grill.

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Ontario Pork and Ethnic Marketing

Ontario is known as one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world.  In fact, Ontario has one of the highest Chinese populations in Canada.  Pork is a staple in many Chinese dishes and Asian flavours and spices have become favourites on restaurant menus and in family homes.
Chinese Consumer Pork Resource Brochure

Nutrition Page on Put Pork on Your Fork Website

Today’s dietary guidelines for adults recommend 10– 35% of daily energy (calorie) intake from protein, which is about 50 to 175 grams of protein for an adult consuming 2000 calories per day.  The average Canadian eats around 17% of energy from protein, suggesting most people could enjoy more protein-rich foods, like lean meat, for good health. By combining an appropriate portion of animal protein like pork with other nutrient-rich foods like whole grains, leafy vegetables, and fruits, including berries, at your meals is a simple way to create a healthy and satisfying meal.  Cuts from the loin, such as pork loin chops, loin roasts and tenderloin, are the lowest in fat and contain essential nutrients including thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, phosphorus, protein, zinc and potassium.
Nutrition Page on Put Pork on Your Fork Website