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rk77
10-09-2006, 08:42 PM
are pork rinds a decent snack? I dont see any reason why not. 80 cals per serving 5 grams of fat, zero carbs, and 7 grams of protein

Questor
10-09-2006, 09:22 PM
Besides that they have the most alarmingly bad texture?


;)

manowar669
10-10-2006, 04:57 AM
I like them, much more than potato chips, doritos, etc. I wondered the same thing, but I think the protein isn't a quality source. Sort of like gelatin, it's protein, but it's amino acid profile probably isn't the best. I could be wrong on this. Also, consider the fat in question has a high percentage of saturated fat. Act II brand used to have microwaveable pork rinds (like pop corn), and it had 1.5g fat, 8g protein per serving. I haven't seen them in a while though. I still see the Lowry (sp?) brand microwavable kind (same macros, just loaded with salt because they're "cajun flavored").

Questor
10-10-2006, 11:17 AM
http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21OU.html

Compare it against tuna and cottage cheese. You'll find the proteins of both to be richer in diverse amino acids than pork rinds.

hoser813
10-10-2006, 11:35 AM
i wouldnt think fried pig skin has any nutritional value and is good for you. Why not snack on something healthy or just drink a protein shake.

Built
10-10-2006, 11:58 AM
I lived on pork rinds when I did Atkins. Natural saturated fat and a great amino acid profile.

rk77
10-10-2006, 12:49 PM
http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21OU.html

Compare it against tuna and cottage cheese. You'll find the proteins of both to be richer in diverse amino acids than pork rinds.


obviously tuna is a better choice. But sometimes tuna out of the can doesnt exactly hit the spot. I guess what i mean is that its prob a better choice then chips and even pretzels due to the fact that it has no carbs. It also has some protein and not much fat (less then most chips).

manowar669
10-10-2006, 04:29 PM
Natural saturated fat and a great amino acid profile.

Interesting. I wasn't sure about the aminos. I thought either it was ok like meat or maybe crap like gelatin (bones/hooves). Good to know though. Thanks.