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Is Pulled Pork Barbeque At Your Super Bowl Party?

In this next-to last Super Bowl (party) Preview blogs, today I will discuss a dish that many people will see offered at their Super Bowl gatherings: Pulled Pork Barbeque.  Here is a brief history of this popular dish: This process of smoking pork was first created when Spanish settlers first arrived in the United States. They watched natives building a smoky fire underneath their game and took notice of how the process kept bugs away and preserved the meat. This is known to be the earliest version of a barbeque.

Concerning the nutritional content of pulled pork barbeque, here goes:

Amount Per Serving (1 cup)

Calories 418 

Total Fat 11g grams 

Saturated Fat 3.5g grams 

Trans Fat 0.1g grams 

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9g grams 

Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g grams 

Cholesterol 87mg milligrams 

Sodium 1658mg milligrams 

Total Carbohydrates 47g grams 

Dietary Fiber 3g grams 11% 

Sugars 38g grams 

Protein 33g

 

 

Most of the sugar comes from the sauces used to flavor the meat.  As we can see, there is a VERY high sodium content and the sugar content actually exceeds the protein content.

So, it seems that even though pulled pork barbeque seems to be a “protein-laden” dish that would be compatible with your weight control efforts, in reality, this is not a very good choice.  Find that grilled chicken dish instead!

And here is one of the top rated Super Bowl Halftime Shows.  In 2020 JLo and Shakira teamed together.  Enjoy!

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