Where Do Pork Rinds Come From and How Are Pork Rinds Made Into Healthy Snacks?

Pork rinds, or pork cracklin’s, are made from pig skin left over from processing pork.

They are dropped into a deep fat fryer until they are crispy and crackling.

Most of the fat from the pork rind is melted when fried.

Pork rinds can also be cooked with beans or used in soups and stews with vegetables.

Microwave pork rinds are also sold in bags and look a lot like popcorn except they don’t pop.

Since pork rinds contain no carbohydrates, it has been argued that they are a healthy alternative to snacks such as potato chips.

Another benefit is that pork rinds is low in saturated fat that doesn’t raise cholesterol levels.