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Is pork classified as a red meat or a white meat?

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It is considered a "red meat" but certain leaner cuts of pork (ie. pork tenderloin) can nutritionally match up fairly well to chicken (a "white" meat). So perhaps these leaner cuts of pork can be called a "pink" meat (just kidding).

I believe the leanest pork cut is the pork tenderloin (162 calories, 4 grams fat, 1.3 grams saturated fat per 4 ounces roasted) and then after that pork chop center loin, lean broiled (204 calories, 8.3 grams fat, 2.4 grams saturated fat per 4 ounces).

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