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Pork is a much loved meat by many, but misconceptions from years ago that pork is fatty has led to people choosing to eat it occasionally rather as a staple part of their diet.

However, lean cuts such as loin medallions, whole fillet and fillet medallions are in fact low in fat (less than 3% fat)[i] and it may come as a surprise to many that they contain similar levels of saturated fat to a chicken breast.[ii]

As such pork medallions make a perfect weekday meal. They are versatile and tasty as well as being quick and easy to cook, so are a great choice to shake up your midweek meal monotony.

Pork is also a naturally high source of protein which helps muscle growth, and is rich in vitamins and minerals which support normal energy release, fight tiredness and fatigue, and help the immune system to work normallyiii.

Try one of these dishes which are all-green across the nutritional traffic light system; Pork Medallion Chilli Ramen, Fennel Pork Medallions with Apple Slaw.

You can find more inspiring recipes, information about pork and healthy eating, and advice on cooking techniques at lovepork.co.uk.

[i] This relates to pork fillet medallions and loin medallions trimmed of visible fat. Advice provided by AHDB in consultation with Trading Standards.
[ii] Pork medallions contain on average just 0.17g saturated fat per 100g compared to a skinless chicken breast, which contains on average 0.2g per 100g. Samples tested at Eurofins. Advice provided by AHDB in consultation with Trading Standards.
iii Pork provides niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and B12, pantothenic acid, zinc and selenium.

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