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<small>''For the political term, see [[pork-barrel legislation]]''</small>
 
[[Image:Pork chop.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Uncooked pork chops]]
'''Pork''' is the name given to [[meat from ]] of a [[pig]] and is a commonly eaten [[meat]] throughout the world. It is sometimes known as the ''other white meat'', the main white meat being [[poultry]]. This was largely a marketing ploy during the 1980s; the USDA considers pork to be, in fact, a "red meat".<ref>[http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Pork_from_Farm_to_Table/index.asp USDA: Safety of Fresh Pork...from Farm to Table]</ref> Pork is eaten both as a cooked fresh meat (e.g. pork chops) or and as a cured meat. Cured or processed meat products include , such as ham, salami, gammon and or bacon. The pig may be used in many different ways for fresh meat cuts, with the popularity of certain cuts depending on local preference. Most of the animal (colloquially "everything but the squeal") can be used to produce fresh meat. In the case of a suckling pig (piglet) the whole body can be spit roasted or oven roasted. Despite its widespread consumption, pork is considered an unclean meat and should not be eaten, as taught by Leviticus 11:2-8 ''Of all land animals these are the ones you may eat: any animal that has hoofs you may eat, provided it is cloven-footed and chews the cud. But you shall not eat any of the following that only chew the cud or only have hoofs...the pig, which does indeed have hoofs and is cloven-footed, but does not chew the cud and is therefore unclean for you''.
==Nutritional information==
:'''Trotters''' - Both the front and hind trotters can be cooked and eaten or preserved by pickling.
:'''Pork ribs''' - Called spare ribs, these are taken from the pig's ribcage and include the surrounding meat.
: ==Bacon== '''Bacon''' refers to those cuts of meat taken from the sides, belly or back which are cured or smoked. The main cuts of bacon are back bacon, streaky bacon and middle bacon. Bacon can be supplied as bacon chops, but more commonly is served as thinly-sliced 'rashers', cooked by grilling or frying and often eaten for [[breakfast]]. Bacon is also used as an ingredient in more elaborate dishes: boiled, with [[cabbage]], in [[Ireland]], or an ingredient in dishes such as [[Pasta]] Amatriciana in [[Italy]]. Bacon is high in saturated fat and cholesterol; it is unhealthy and can cause health problems if one consumes large quantities of it.
==Processed pork==
Pork is particularly common as an ingredient in [[sausage]]s. Ham, bacon and gammon are made by curing the meat with salt. Smoking the meat in a slow oven is another method of preservation. Ham and bacon are popular foods in the western world although non-western cultures also use preserved pork products. Salted pork or red roasted pork is used in [[Chinese]] cuisine.
Additionally, parts of the pig such as the knuckle and feet can be pickled and eaten. The skin and fat is often crisped up in an oven and eaten with a pork roast as "crackling" or as a savoury snack ([[pork scratchings]]). [[Black Pudding]] which is made from the blood, can also be made thus utilizing almost all of the animal. Bacon strips and chopped ham are considered a [[nutrition|nutritious]] yet inexpensive supper in many parts of [[Europe]].
Despite the name, [[hamburger]]s contain [[beef]], not pork as they are named after the German city of [[Hamburg]].
The canned meat, Spam, is made of pork.
 
==Religious beliefs and prohibitions on eating pork ==
 
''See also:'' [[Atheists and pork consumption]]
 
Orthodox [[Jew]]s and [[Muslims]] consider pork to be an unclean meat that should not be eaten, as taught by Leviticus 11:2-8:
{{cquote|Of all land animals these are the ones you may eat: any animal that has hoofs you may eat, provided it is cloven-footed and chews the cud. But you shall not eat any of the following that only chew the cud or only have hoofs...the pig, which does indeed have hoofs and is cloven-footed, but does not chew the cud and is therefore unclean for you.}}
 
However, [[Christian]]s believe that they may eat any meat, as ''it is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth'' ({{Bible ref|book=Matthew|chap=15|verses=11}}).
==Slang==
In [[politicsEngland]], the term a "porkpie" or "porkie" is slang for a [[pork barreldeceit|lie]]" spending is used to refer to often unnecessary spending on a particular politician's pet projects, usually in his home district in order to curry votes. This practice is widely criticized by many people.  == Health risks of eating pork == *[[Health risks of eating pork]]
==External links==
*[http://www.cookitsimply.com/category-0020-0i5.html Pork Recipes] at Cook it Simply.
 
==References==
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[[Category:Non-Kosher foodsAnimals]]
[[Category:Meat]]
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