Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Enhanced Pork

Did you know that a lot of the "fresh" pork sold in the grocery stores is actually enhanced pork? Enhanced pork is injected with a solution of the following ingredients: water, salt (sodium chloride), sodium phosphates, sodium lactate, potassium lactate, sodium diacetate, and varying flavor agents to bolster flavor and juiciness, with the total amount of enhanc­ing ingredients adding 7 percent to 15 percent extra weight.

Did you notice how many times sodium is mentioned? Enhanced pork has to be injected with flavor because factory farmed pork has so little taste. Since enhanced pork contains a lot of water, meat meant to be “tender” ends up soggy and mushy. Check out this link for more info about enhanced meat.

Our Berkshire pork is naturally flavorful, tender, and moist. There is no need to artificially create these desirable qualities.

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