Our pigs diet consists only of milk, fruit, and what they find in the pasture and woods. Because our pigs aren't fed any grains, (corn/soy etc.) this reduces the amount of polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) in the meat.
The amount of PUFA in the American diet has skyrocketed in recent decades. The evidence that excess PUFA is a major contributor to modern diseases continues to accumulate. These oils accumulate in pork if you feed it to the animals, and they also accumulate in humans. Unlike cows and other ruminant animals, pigs are what they eat. The fat composition of pork is completely in our control. Modern feedlots, and even many small farms, feed pigs corn and soy, which is high in PUFA. We've sent a sample of our pork fat to a lab for analysis and we found that we reduced the PUFA by 80%!
Grocery Store Pork Sample:
* Polyunsaturated fat (PUFA) 23%
* Monounsaturated fat (MUFA) 43%
* Saturated fat 33%
Purifying Pastures Pork Sample:
* Polyunsaturated fat (PUFA) 5%
* Monounsaturated fat (MUFA) 45%
* Saturated fat 47%
Our pigs live in small groups with more than two acres per group to graze, sunbathe, root through the dirt, and wallow in their self-made mud holes.