meat from a pig

Pork is meat that comes from pigs. It is the most commonly consumed meat worldwide,[1] with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC.

Pork belly cut, shows layers of muscle and fats
Slow-roasting pig on a rotisserie

A simple meal to make which contains pork is afelia. Sausages, bacon and ham are the most common uses of pork in the United Kingdom, the United States, and other parts of the Western world. Pork is forbidden by the food taboos of kosher and halal.


  1. [1]. FAO. 16 March 2016.