Farm Facts: Pork

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Farm Facts: Pork

Did you know that pork is the world’s most widely eaten meat? Check out more interesting facts and statistics about pork:

  • In 2010, Tennessee produced 92.7 million pounds of pork, contributing $51 million to the state in cash receipts.
  • Pork provides protein, B vitamins and thiamin to our diets. Thiamin helps change carbohydrates into energy.
  • Research shows that ounce for ounce, pork tenderloin is as lean as a skinless chicken breast.
  • Ham is the most popular type of pork, including lunchmeat, followed by sausage, then bacon.

SEE ALSO: 4-H Members Learn to Cure Country Hams

Enjoy your own tasty ham for the holiday with our classic Coca-Cola Country Ham recipe. Find the recipe at

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