What are Pork Rind Chips or Chicharon?
Chicharon or Chicharron is a delicious snack food made from slices of 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.
Is Chicharon more than just a snack food?
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 Sun Asia's ground Chicharon to enhance flavour to your favourite dish.
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 & ground pepper to taste
What about the nutritional content for Pork Rind Chips?
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.”