Pork scratching also known as “pork rinds” or “toicinho de porco” or “torresmo” is a popular bar snack in Brazil. It is made from pork – a red meat derived from pig. Pork can be enjoyed fried, grilled, stewed etc. however, Brazilians have a unique way of preparing pork and it is called pork scratching (or traditionally, torresmo). Torresmo are unique low carb Brazilian foods that can supply the body with healthy nutrients – only a few snacks can boast of this benefit. They can be made into bread (after grinding into flour) and eaten with dip. Generally, the average only satisfies your need to chew but pork rinds are a healthy source of protein and a few handfuls can meet your daily protein requirement. Brazilian pork scratching is also high in protein, minerals, amino acid, and essential vitamins which promote good overall health.
Why Brazilian People Love This Snack – Nutritional Benefits of Pork Scratching
Good Source of Taurine
Taurine is an amino acid that is found in this Brazilian snack. This amino acid helps your muscle and heart to function properly.
Promotes a Healthy Nervous System
Thiamine is important for a healthy nervous system. The thiamine level in pork rinds is ten times more than any types of meat. When you eat in a restaurant that specializes in pork scratching, you are promoting a healthy nervous system.
Another beautiful thing about torresmo is it contains vitamin Riboflavin which helps to repair damaged skin tissues. Eating torresmo can help to maintain a healthy skin. Pork scratching is also a source of naturally occurring creatine. Creatine is a very important compound that helps supply energy for muscle contraction.
The presence of protein and amino acids makes torresmo helpful for bodybuilding purposes. For this reason, pork scratching is recommended for people interested in bodybuilding.
Pork scratching is a family favorite that has an incredible taste. It is among the healthiest foods you can eat that can help to improve your overall health. Eating this Brazilian snack is a good choice than other meats. The next time you want to dine-in to a perfect low carb snack, it’s ok to visit Brazil Avenue Restaurant and try out Pork Scratching and other mouthwatering Brazilian foods. At times, eating at BAR is more convenient than cooking at home. Why don’t you can take a time out with your friends and colleagues to enjoy delicious Brazilian foods in BAR. It’s the best place you can be to enjoy sumptuous meals and traditional drinks.