Protein Power

Garlic Rosemary Pork Tenderloin 1 H

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Protein is essential to every cell in the body. The amino acids or “building blocks” of protein:

  • Build and repair body tissue
  • Help fight infections
  • Help keep body fluids in balance
  • Act as enzymes and hormones
  • Help the body maintain a healthy metabolism
  • Supply the body with energy in the form of calories

The protein in pork:

  • Is considered a complete protein because it contains sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids
  • Helps maintains muscle mass
  • Is used more readily and rapidly by the body than plant-based proteins
  • Keeps you feeling full longer so you can focus on a winning performance

How much?

  • To ensure you’re getting enough protein, Health Canada recommends eating 2-3 servings (about the size of your fist) of lean meat and alternatives every day.
  • Athletes and active adults generally need more protein than the average person.
  • To learn more, click here.

Did you know?

A 100 g serving (about the size of your fist) of raw, trimmed pork contains 22 g of valuable protein.

Manitoba Pork represents 624 Manitoba hog farms

Manitoba Pork

Manitoba Pork’s office at 28 Terracon Place is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, closed from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. for lunch. As much as possible, please contact by emailing or phoning in requests for information, ear tags, and other resources. Contact us by phone, fax, email or regular mail.

Tel: 204-237-7447
Fax: 204-237-9831
24-hour Emergency Contact Line: 1-833-310-0108

28 Terracon Place
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R2J 4G7