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    Ok I live in a rural area of south Florida and I am lucky in that my daughter's boyfriend is an awesome hunter of wild pig. So for minimal money my freezer is always full of various cuts of wild pig.

    Since I am a single mom, cheap is good. I probably eat it at least four to five nights a week. You can get a lot of variety of cuts from an entire pig.

    My question is how bad is this? I eat grass fed beef, once a week and fish a couple of times a week for lunches, with occasional chicken. I like the pig and the money I save by not having to buy protein for those meals helps a lot, but I have been reading about inflammation and pork and this has me worried.

    I would appreciate anyone's input or thoughts.


    Thanks,

    Leigh Ann

  • #2
    pork isnt created equal. i think alot of the PUFAs written about in pork are more in the farmed stuff. if you compare an intensively farmed crated animal to a free range bush or grass fed animal, i am sure it is very different nutritionally. they certainly taste like different animals to me. i get wild pork in waves. so i will have loads or none. i eat it when i have it and dont stress about it.

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    • #3
      Wild pig? I'd trade all the grass-fed beef and wild-caught fish in my freezer for that! Yes, it's safe. Yes it's what we are designed to eat, pig and bird are mainstays in hunter-gatherer foods. Your animal is of superior quality to what most of us here are eating. Consider yourself lucky to know a hunter.
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      • #4
        I am jealous I agree with all! There is a guy here in Gainesville that will have some at the farmers market sometimes but not always.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by leighlu View Post
            Ok I live in a rural area of south Florida and I am lucky in that my daughter's boyfriend is an awesome hunter of wild pig. So for minimal money my freezer is always full of various cuts of wild pig.

            Leigh Ann
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            • #7
              Thanks to you all. I feel much better about it now. The best thing is that there is no limit on how many you can kill, and he would go every day if he could. Anytime you guys want to come to dinner, feel free. Not to many people make it to Okeechobee though. Though, valmason if you are ever down this way, I could hook you up.

              Joaniel, if you would let him hunt everyday, he would probably consider adoption. Lol

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              • #8
                lol...I was talking to a friend about buying land down there. You are making it sound better and better...

                Originally posted by leighlu View Post
                Thanks to you all. I feel much better about it now. The best thing is that there is no limit on how many you can kill, and he would go every day if he could. Anytime you guys want to come to dinner, feel free. Not to many people make it to Okeechobee though. Though, valmason if you are ever down this way, I could hook you up.

                Joaniel, if you would let him hunt everyday, he would probably consider adoption. Lol
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                • #9
                  Pigs, even wild or pastured ones don't have the same "optimal" O3 to O6 ratio typically found in grass-fed or wild red meats. But this is just the technical truth of it. I wouldn't really worry too much. I mean, you're getting some good fatty fish in your diet, right?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by leighlu View Post
                    Thanks to you all. I feel much better about it now. The best thing is that there is no limit on how many you can kill, and he would go every day if he could. Anytime you guys want to come to dinner, feel free. Not to many people make it to Okeechobee though. Though, valmason if you are ever down this way, I could hook you up.

                    Joaniel, if you would let him hunt everyday, he would probably consider adoption. Lol
                    Cough cough I'm over that way about every month or so. I'm thinking of getting into hunting too....my inner carnivore has a desire lol.

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                    • #11
                      The wild boar will kill is very very bad for you. You should send me at least half every week.
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                      • #12
                        I think we should all converge on leighlu's house and go wild hog huntin'

                        Originally posted by TCates190 View Post
                        Cough cough I'm over that way about every month or so. I'm thinking of getting into hunting too....my inner carnivore has a desire lol.
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                        • #13
                          The only real concern is possible contamination from environmental pollutants, but those are literally everywhere (even in organic meat) so I don't think there is any real difference between wild and store-bought; the wild guy is no more dangerous than any other source unless he's been feeding at a superfund site. To be safe you could just not eat the liver which tends to accumulate toxins. Overall I'm with everyone else; I too wish for a freezerful of fresh free wild pig. Most of the meat I eat now is pork anyway because it's the cheapest thing next to chicken at the store. If anyone lives in New Mexico take me boar hunting!
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                          • #14
                            You are all welcome to come hunt anytime. Drumroll, yes I eat some fatty fish two to three times a week. He is a great kid. He even butchers it for me. I am thinking of investing in a meat grinder to make some sausage. if anyone in south Florida has some land, he will come take care of any hogs you may have. Meat all yours.

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                            • #15
                              Yeah, pork has a not-so-great O3 to O6 ratio... But it contains a lot of nutrients not found in red meat so there's that advantage to it. It's also not as high in iron as red meats so there is less risk of iron overload.

                              As long as you eat some good sources of O3 in your diet (pastured eggs and fatty fish to name a few) then you should be fine. Although I'd say optimally, you are mixing it up with red meat, pork, and seafood all the time.
                              "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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