Are pork scratchings bad for cholesterol? May 2, 2021 06:43
Here's what a piggin' expert has to say
Chief dietician at St George's hospital in London, says:
"Two-thirds of all the fat in a pork scratching is actually mono and polyunsaturated fats, beneficial for heart health, with 13 percent of its fat coming from stearic acid, a type of saturated fat that doesn't raise cholesterol levels. Because what you're eating is effectively concentrated collagen from skin, it has an amazingly high protein content to keep you feeling full, and benefits muscle and bone health."
However, we are strong believers in a balanced diet and if you do fancy a packet of the porky good stuff, you should balance it with something green and fresh as well. Pork scratchings are a great indulgence, not entirely unhealthy but as any food, too much of it is never going to do that tummy any good.