Protein Power: 26 g per 3 oz. (cooked) serving
The key word you want to look for when seeking out a lean cut of protein is “loin.” The word “loin” is synonymous with “lean.” And in the case of pork tenderloin, “loin” is also akin to delicious! You won’t find a leaner meat with this much protein per bite.
Need to Know: By helping to break down muscle tissue, soaking your chops in brine can bring more tender meat to the dinner table. Simply cover your pork in a brine made with 1/4 cup salt to 4 cups of water. (Use enough liquid so that the meat is completely submerged.) Cover and chill for 30 minutes to 2 hours before cooking!