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About pork side ribs

Fall-off-the-bone ribs are savory and delicious, but not everyone knows that ribs aren't all the same. There's a big difference between beef ribs and pork ribs, and even within these two different types of meat, you'll find a variety of ribs to choose from. Where pork is concerned, you have four main types of ribs:
  • Baby back ribs.
  • Country-style ribs.
  • St. Louis-style ribs.
  • Side ribs.
Each of these pork rib varieties comes from the belly or loin section of a pig. The pork side ribs are cut from the lower section of the pig's belly near the breastbone. They're probably the most popular type of pork ribs because of their rich, flavorful meat. The side ribs are separated from the back ribs, so you can see some of the exposed bone marrow on one side, while the other side is where the bone tapers off and has meat mixed with a little bit of cartilage and gristle.

Although side ribs don't necessarily have the most meat, many people think they have a superior taste over other rib options. You'll find between 11 and 13 bones per rack of pork side ribs, and each section has meat on top of and in-between the bone. Most grocery retailers sell pork ribs, so finding them shouldn't be a problem. You can also get pork ribs from your local butcher. When choosing pork side ribs, look for meat that's pink and has some fat marbling. Avoid ribs that have an odor or look grayish.

Pork side ribs are better known as spareribs, so if you can't locate them, try asking for them by the name spareribs instead. Usually, side ribs are less expensive than back ribs, so they're a great option for parties and celebrations with family and friends. When shopping for ribs, consider how many people you'll be feeding to ensure you get enough meat for everyone. Since a rack of ribs seems large in the package, the amount of meat on each bone can be misleading. You want to make sure you have at least three to five ribs per person.

If you're planning to enjoy your ribs at your next family barbecue, save yourself some time by using the Instacart app to order your pork side ribs. Simply pick out the ribs you want, add them to your cart, and sit back and wait for an Instacart shopper to deliver them to you!

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