Pork belly

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Uncooked pork belly

A pork belly is is a boneless and fatty cut of pork. The pork belly futures contract became an icon of futures and commodities trading. Pork belly is usually crispy on the outside and juicy inside.

Regional dishes[change | change source]

Korea[change | change source]

In Korea, pork belly with the skin removed is known as samgyeopsal (삼겹살).

Philippines[change | change source]

In the Philippines, pork belly is very popular. Lechon kawali is a pork belly that is seasoned, deep-fried, and served by being chopped into pieces.

United States[change | change source]

Cooked salt pork with a "streak o' lean"

In the United States, bacon is most often made from pork bellies.

Health benefits[change | change source]

Pork belly is a good source of protein, which is essential for various bodily functions. Protein aids in muscle growth, repair, and maintenance, supports the immune system, and helps regulate hormones.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "FoodData Central".
  2. "Hansik, Must-Eat Foods" Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine Visit Seoul