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Pork Chops

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1 small or thin cut (3 oz, with bone, raw) (yield after cooking, bone removed), pork chops

  • Calories 118
  • Calories from Fat 61.65
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 6.85g11%
  • Saturated Fat 2.539g13%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2.999g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.664g
  • Cholestreol 39mg13%
  • Sodium 181mg8%
  • Potassium 190mg5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g0%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g0%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 13.12g26%
  • Calcium 1mg0%
  • Iron 2mg11%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%

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Pork Chops on Wikipedia:

This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding reliable references. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (October 2008) Pork chops, cooked and served.

A pork chop is a cut of meat (a meat chop) cut perpendicularly to the spine of the pig and usually containing a rib or part of a vertebra, served as an individual portion.


The center cut or pork loin chop includes a large T shaped bone, and is structurally similar to the beef t-bone steak. Rib chops come from the rib portion of the loin, and are similar to rib eye steaks. Blade or shoulder chops are cut from the shoulder end of the loin, and tend to contain large amounts of connective tissue. The sirloin chop is taken from the (rear) leg end and also contains a large amount of connective tissue. The so-called ``Iowa Chop`` is a thick center cut. The term was coined in 1976 by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. A ``Bacon Chop`` is cut from the shoulder end and leaves the pork belly meat attached[1]. Pork chops are often sold marinated to add flavour; marinades such as a chilli sauce or a barbecue sauce are common. As pork is often cooked more thoroughly than beef, thus running the risk of drying out the meat, pork chops can be brined to maintain moistness.


The pork chop is repeatedly referenced as a favorite food of Homer Simpson in The Simpsons.[2]


^ Food and Wine Magazine August 2008 ^ Homer Simpson biography

External links

The Other White Meat Pork Main Website National Pork Producers Council US FDA regulations – Title 9 – Chapter 3 – Part 318 – includes 318.10, ``Prescribed treatment of pork and products containing pork to destroy trichinae.`` (revised January 1, 2003)