Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cooking Tip #8

To fully enjoy the tasty, tenderness of pork, and to ensure your pork is cooked to perfection each time, here's some cooking guidelines from pork experts for you to review.

  • Pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ยบ F.
  • Processed pork (fully cooked/smoked ham) should have an internal temperature of 120°F.
  • To prevent pork from drying out while cooking, baste with pan juices, fruit juice or a spicy sauce.
  • Pork's natural juices will run clear when meat is done.
  • Fully cooked pork may have a little pink in the center.

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