Low sodium

Fresh New Zealand pork is low in sodium, and a low sodium diet supports healthy blood pressure

Sodium (salt) is found in many foods (often hidden) and unfortunately, New Zealanders generally consume too much.

Sodium raises blood pressure, which is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Processed meats, such as sausages, bacon and salami add salt as part of the ‘processing’ to help with taste and preservation.  

In contrast to this, fresh cuts of pork are naturally low in sodium, and can be eaten and enjoyed as part of a low sodium diet, or by those looking to reduce their salt intake.