Is pigskin safe?

Commented on September 02, 2013
Created September 01, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I try to diversify food intake as much as possible with constraints of nutrition and safety. From nutritional viewpoint, pigskin seems OK containting saturated fat and monounsaturated fat, and proteins.
Since skin is outside layer of pig, pigskin is exposed to many chemicals as well as other parasites. I fry pigskin more than five miniutes, and most of external parasites would be harmless due to heat.


Are some nasty chemical contaminants upon pigskin? If no contaminants, nice. But if there are contaminants, what are solutions to get rid of them? Through boiling pigskin before frying?



on September 02, 2013
at 10:51 AM

Pork Rinds ? I've been wondering about the level of oxidized MUFA's for a while. I'm not sure if we'll ever know. They sure appear fully oxidized...



on September 02, 2013
at 08:34 AM

I don't know if it's safe, but I can tell you it's very hard to eat - something between rubber and leather, with a quite rancid taste. Had to spit it out.

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on September 01, 2013
at 10:45 PM

Once I chipped a tooth getting hit in the face with a football but other than that I don't think pig skin poses much of a health risk.

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