Pork fat one of world’s most nutritious foods, could it be true?


A research study carried out last year has found that pork fat is among the most nutritious raw food in the world. Find out what made the list below!

Pork fat one of world’s most nutritious foods, could it be true?

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A research study carried out last year has found that pork fat is among the most nutritious raw food in the world. Find out what made the list below!

As part of a study on the nutritional values of raw ingredients, researchers have found pork fat to be among the most nutritious in the world, finishing 8th on the list of 100 ingredients!

The team of scientists, as part of the study conducted in lieu with BBC.com, analyzed more than 1,000 raw foods, ranking them on their nutritional benefits. Each food was assigned a nutritional score and ranked according to daily nutritional needs.

The results were calculated by the team of scientists and they came up with a list of the world’s top 100 most nutritional foods. The study found that pork was healthier and more unsaturated than lamb or beef fat, which is why it placed 8th on the list. The top spot went to Almonds, which not only promote cardiovascular health but also help with diabetes.

Check out the top twenty on the list below!
20 - Pacific Cod - 72kcal, $3.18, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 64. Full of nutritious oils, fatty acids and Vitamin D.
19 - Red Cabbage - 31kcal, $0.12, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 65. Rich in many vitamins.
18 - Green Onion - 27kcal, $0.51, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 65. Rich in Vitamin K, Copper, Magnesium and Phosphorous.
17 - Alaska Pollock - 92kcal, $3.67, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 65. Low fat content of under 1%.
16 - Pike - 88kcal, $3.67, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 65. Nutritious, though not for pregnant women as pike can contain mercury.
15 - Green Peas - 77kcal, $1.39, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 67. Contains Iron, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, phosphorous and fibre.
14 - Tangerines - 53kcal, $0.29, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 67. High in Sugars and contains Vitamin A.
13 - Watercress - 11kcal, $3.47, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 68.
12 - Celery Flakes - 319kcal, $6.10, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 68. Contains many minerals, vitamins and amino acids.
11 - Dried Parsley - 292kcal, $12.46, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 69. Contains high traces of calcium, boron and fluoride.
10 - Snapper - 100kcal, $3.75, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 69.
9 - Beet Greens (Leaves Beetroot) - 22kcal, $0.48, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 70. Contains high levels of Vitamin K, Vitamin B, iron and Calcium.
8 - Pork Fat - 632kcal, $0.95, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 73. Great source of B vitamins and minerals. The study found that pork was healthier and more unsaturated than lamb/beef fat.
7 - Swiss Chard - 19kcal, $0.29, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 78. Source of betalains.
6 - Pumpkin Seeds - 559kcal, $1.60, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 84. Source of Iron and Manganese.
5 - Chia Seeds - 486kcal, $1.76, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 85. High levels of fibre, protein, vitamins, a-linolenic acids and phenolic acids.
4 - Flatfish - 70kcal, $1.15, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 88. Great source of Vitamin B1.
3 - Ocean Perch - 79kcal, $0.82, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 89. High in protein, but also low in saturated fats.
2 - Cherimoya - 75kcal, $1.84, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 96. Rich in Vitamins B1, B2, A, C, sugars and potassium.
1 - Almonds - 579kcal, $0.91, per 100g. Nutritional Score: 97. Not only do almonds promote cardiovascular health, but some studies have shown them to also help with diabetes. Almonds are also rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids.

There you have it, Next time you think of ditching the pork fat, think again! Read the full list of 100 most nutritious foods via the BBC website here.

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