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FAQs about pork hock
Pork hock is relatively healthy, with plenty of protein. Every 400-gram serving contains approximately 17 grams of protein, a complex group of molecules that promote healthy organs, skin, nails, and muscles. Protein is one of the building blocks that makes us who we are. More than half the calories in hocks come from fat, with 33-percent sourced from protein. Pork is also an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals like iron and zinc. Iron is necessary for growth and development, while zinc promotes a healthier immune system.
Pork hocks contain plenty of vitamins B6 and B12, which are essential for blood cell formation and proper brain functioning. The selenium in pork encourages thyroid function, and one 6oz pork serving contains a hundred percent of your daily selenium intake, making pork a healthy food choice overall.
As with any red meat, you may want to limit consumption to two or three times a week. When consumed moderately, pork hock can contribute to a nutritionally balanced and well-rounded diet.
Most retailers sell hocks without the skin. However, if you need to remove the skin, wait until the meat is thoroughly cooked and cool enough to handle it. While skinning, discard the fat from the skin and flesh, scraping away the excesses from underneath.
You can also chop the skin into smaller pieces and add it to your soups. Some people prefer to broil the skin until it's crispy and serve sprinkled over the soup.
It is possible to have an allergy to pork hock. While it's not understood fully why some people have a meat allergy, scientists believe it could have a link to bites from a Lone Star tick. Some people with meat allergies are also allergic to cats and cat hair. You can develop an allergy to meat at any age, including during childhood, or in your adult years. If you think you may have an allergy to pork or any other meat, speak with your doctor.