Thursday, September 28, 2006

Come here little piggy

Yes yes yes!!! has so made my day! Having spent practically decades loathing myself for loving pork scratchings (or pork rinds if you like), slashfood has posted about an article from mens health praising them for their nutritional value, and proclaiming them to not be nearly as unhealthy as we were all led to believe. It also goes on to say explain why you should include them in your diet, even if you are trying to not end up the size of a house. And heck, who am I to argue with a man when he's right (or when he says what I wanna hear, and this my friend, I want to hear)

Note: look away if your squeamish, vegetarian or a health nut.


Why you think they're bad: These puffy snacks are literally cut from pigskin. Then they're deep-fried.

Why they're not: A 1-ounce serving contains zero carbohydrates, 17 grams (g) of protein, and 9 g fat. That's nine times the protein and less fat than you'll find in a serving of carb-packed potato chips. Even better, 43 percent of a pork rind's fat is unsaturated, and most of that is oleic acid -- the same healthy fat found in olive oil. Another 13 percent of its fat content is stearic acid, a type of saturated fat that's considered harmless, because it doesn't raise cholesterol levels.

You hear that people!! Less fat that you'll find in a serving of carb-packed potato chips! WOOHOO!!

oh yeah :) This weekend I'm going to the Gloucester International Cheese festival, where I will drink barrels of cider, and eat bags of pork scratchings.

Bring. It. On.


Anonymous said...

NO thank you to pork rinds! Just because a "food" contains no/low carbs and high protein does not make it healthy for consumption. Arthropods, ie insects, also contain low carbs and high protein. Fillet and deep fry one up and you could hardly tell the difference between a beetle and pig skin.

Trying to "Panda" said...

I know a restaurant where they used to sell a wide variety of deep fried insects.. I found that it was the tiny crispy feet that I didn't like much....

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

how do you suppose they peel the pig??? i picture a guy named bubba sitting on a stump with a potato peeler holding a squeeling pig between his knees yelling "this won't hurt you as much as it will hurt me".... bee