For ither uises, see Pork (disambiguation).
Pork belly cut, shows layers o muscle an fats
Slow-roastin pig on a rotisserie
Pork is the culinar name for meat frae the domestic pig (Sus domesticus). It is the maist commonly consumit meat warldwide, wi evidence o pig husbandry datin back tae 5000 BC.Pork is eaten baith freshly ceukit an preservit. Curin extends the shelf life o the pork products. Ham, smokit pork, gammon, bacon an sausage are examples o preservit pork. Charcuterie is the branch o ceukin devotit tae prepared meat products, mony frae pork.
Pork is the maist popular meat in East an Sootheast Asie, an is vera common in the Wastren warld an aw. It is hiechly prisit in Asie cuisines for its fat content an pleasant textur. The releegions o Judaism an Islam forbid pork consumption; the sale o pork is illegal or severely restrictit in Israel an certain Muslim kintras, especially those wi sharia law as pairt o their constitution.