Pork Recipes

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Specially Selected Pork is the flagship brand of the pork industry in Scotland and identifies meat from pigs that have been quality assured all of their lives.

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Find out more about what quality assurance means, how to cook with Specially Selected Pork, and what the benefits of eating red meat are below.

Specially Selected Pork

What does quality assured mean?

  • Independently audited

    Independently Audited

    The animal has been reared to a strict set of standards covering animal welfare, food safety and best practice.

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    Respectfully Reared

    The animal has had independent welfare checks carried out on farms from the Scottish SPCA.

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    Committed Farmers

    Pigs must have been born, reared and slaughtered in Scotland from farms that are members of the scheme.

  • Pig cycle

    Whole of life care

    This whole of life brand eligibility is delivered by a suite of assurance schemes which cover the full supply chain: Pig Feeds, Haulage, Auction Market and Processor.

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    Whole chain assurance

    Whole chain assurance underpins the integrity of these premium brands and provides reassurance to consumers of provenance, highest standards of production, and animal welfare and wellbeing, to deliver a quality eating experience.

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    Full Traceability

    Traceability of product is key and checker systems are available to farmers, auction markets and abattoirs for determining the brand eligibility of scotch assured livestock.

Balanced diet with Pork

Different food groups work best when consumed together in moderation as part of a balanced plate approach. By combining Specially Selected Pork, with other healthy options, you can put red meat right at the heart of a healthy diet.

Meat in the Middle

All about balance

With all the protein, minerals and vitamins being delivered naturally, Specially Selected Pork plays an important role in a healthy, balanced diet. Scotch red meat goes very well with other protein sources such as beans, lentils and pulses – which all help the meal go further – choose a healthy accompaniment like brown rice, wholewheat pasta or veggie noodles, and then you can improve your fibre and vegetable intake too. It’s all about getting the combinations right to ensure you can enjoy your red meat, and maintain a healthy, nutritious diet.

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Benefits of Scotch Meat

  • Bones

    Protein helps the maintenance of normal bones and growth in muscle mass.

  • Muscle

    Potassium contributes to normal muscle and nerve function and helps support normal blood pressure.

  • Heart

    Red meat is low in salt (sodium). Reducing consumption of sodium supports normal blood pressure.

  • Stomach

    Our bodies absorb iron and zinc from meat more readily than they can from plants.

  • B vitamin

    B vitamins can help with energy production in the body. They also help with the normal function of the immune system

  • Education in Action

    Learn more about each area of the meat industry and where our food comes from.

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  • Make it Sustainable

    Find out more about how locally sourced Scotch is sustainable.

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  • Make it Healthy

    Learn more about how red meat can contribute towards good health and wellbeing.

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What's The Scotch Difference?

Let us take you on a journey into what makes Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork so special, and how we produce such high-quality meat renowned and enjoyed worldwide.