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Mississippi Pork

In 2012, Mississippi’s 439 pork producers contributed a production value of $102 million dollars to our state’s economy. Pork is ideal for the calorie conscious. Pork’s high ratio of nutrients to calories is termed “high nutrient density”.

A three ounce serving of lean pork has only 165 calories. Besides being comparatively low in calories, three ounces of cooked lean pork contains only a moderate amount of cholesterol; just 67 mg.

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Apple Mustard-Glazed Pork Chops 

4 boneless pork chops, ¾-inch thick
1 tsp. vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. apple jelly
¼ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
¼ c. apple juice
2 Tbsp. Dijon-style mustard

Season chops with pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; brown chops on one side. Turn chops; add apple juice, jelly and mustard to skillet. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 8-10 minutes.