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Pork consumption in Peru has increased since 2011

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Peru
Published Jul 19, 2023

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Per capita consumption of pork in Peru has been steadily increasing since 2011, thanks to various campaigns promoting its inclusion in Peruvian cuisine. The country is also seeing an increase in imports of frozen pork cuts, with Brazil becoming a new supplier. However, strict health measures are necessary to prevent diseases such as classical swine fever from affecting the pork industry.
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Pork is an ingredient used in several recipes around the world. This, not only because of consumer preference, but also because of the benefits that its moderate consumption brings to the human body. First, pork is a valuable source of protein and essential amino acids, as well as micronutrients such as phosphorus, selenium, zinc and potassium, among others. During 2022, the world's largest pork consumer was China, with around 43.3 kg per inhabitant; Belarus follows, with 41.7 kg per inhabitant; and the European Union (41.3 kg). In the Peruvian case, the manager of the Peruvian Association of Pig Farmers (Asoporci), Ana María Trelles Ponce, pointed out that per capita consumption of pork has been growing steadily since 2011, when there was an annual per capita consumption of just 3.2 kilos. The Asoporci representative points out that this growth was possible in part due to the declaration of the National Chicharrón Day, in 2011, in addition to the implementation of the "Eat Pork, ...
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