What are Pork Rinds or Chicharon?

Chicharon or Chicharronnes are cured pork skins that are deep fried.  The process turns them into puffy, tasty curls that can also be seasoned with spices. Their crisp airy texture makes it an appealing crunchy treat.

For many people in the world the Chicharon is not a snack but is it considered meal ?

It is not a meal, however it can add a lot of flavour to your enhance your meals. It’s known as the Filipino Parmesan because Chicharon is a favourite topping for soups, noodles, and can also be added to meat and vegetable dishes. Use Sunasia's ground Chicharon to bring the flavour of your favourite dish to the next level.

What kind of dips are recommended for Chicharon?

You can serve chicharon with fiery salsa or spicy vinegar sauce.
Try Sun Asia Chicharon with this popular dipping sauce:
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 cloves crushed garlic
- Salt & Pepper to taste

What about the nutritional content for Pork Rind ?

New York Times reports that Nutrition Network, an independent food-research concern in Laguna Beach, Calif., studied the nutritional content of Pork rinds. The article states, “It found that a half-ounce serving (about a handful) of rinds has 80 calories, 9 grams of protein and 5 grams of fat. That is more protein and less fat than in a half-ounce of shelled peanuts. Rinds are not loaded with cholesterol, coming in at less than 20 milligrams a half-ounce, as against 200 milligrams in an egg . . . while Charlene Rainey, president of Nutrition Network, maintains that pork rinds can fit into a balanced diet, she advises moderation.”