Food Comparison

February 1997 Issue

Choosing Lean Over Not-So-Lean Beef and Pork Cuts

Even in our diet-obsessed, fat-free frenzied nation, Americans still enjoy plenty of burgers, steaks and pork chops. In 1996 alone, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates the average American ate more than 65 pounds of beef and 49 pounds of pork products. While those statistics may cause you to cringe, there is good news. Thanks to leaner breeds of cattle and swine, in addition to better processing techniques, today's meat is leaner than

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