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Pork rinds are not a significant source of protein.

happyteacher
on 2/11/12 10:32 am
 Just throwing the topic out there.  I have eaten pork rinds 3 or 4 times now- loved that there were no carbs and 7 grams of protein in a serving.  But alas, the protein doesn't count as it is low quality gelatin type according to an old post on the DS board.  Dang it!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!  "Dying is easy. Living is hard."

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

trayb17
on 2/11/12 10:38 am
VSG on 01/05/12
I LOVE pork rinds...too bad!
Crabadams72
on 2/11/12 10:44 am - Silver Spring, MD
I had a few the other day and I prefer them over chips (which I was craving).

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MargeAD
on 2/11/12 11:02 am - CA
VSG on 12/17/11 with
When I have them I do not count them in my protein for the day.
                
emelar
on 2/11/12 11:19 am - TX
Yup, they're collagen, so don't count them towards your protein totals.  But they are tasty, crunchy salty snacks!
atlanta_living
on 2/11/12 11:38 am
VSG on 08/12/10 with
I like them when I'm craving a crunchy, chip-like snack.  Not as a source of protein. 

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hwag5149
on 2/11/12 11:46 am
Good to know. I was going to buy them the other day and I owuld have counted them as protein.

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Pooch2
on 2/11/12 12:21 pm

Hmmm, that's interesting though. Gelatin is made from collagen too and is made from some parts of animal; bones, cartilage, skin etc.  Glucosamine comes from one/some of those same parts too.  Guess we shouldn't count the protein in gelatin either, then!

For over 10 years, before surgery, I was taking Glucosamine/Chondrotin (have not started back up yet).  I took them because they allowed me to stop taking Advil daily (NASAID) which I had a lot of way back then, so this supplement was a big help for what my doctor says is arthritis.    I was also putting some Collagen powder (type 2) in my pre-surgery morning protein shakes, during my 6 month pre surgery insurance class. 

Don't think I will be adding them anytime soon but I might consider them when I am cleared for crackers for a change, when I am cleared for that...IN Moderation of course.  (probably not worth the calories)  Wikpedia shows Collagen types 1 thru 5 but I couldn't find how much collagen or what kind is pork rinds but they appear to be 80-90 calories and zero carbs for half an ounce of pork rinds...

HW: 425    SW: 337   CW: 262 GW: 217 (surgeon)  
Pre-surgery loss; 88 lbs (mostly in my required 6 month insurance class)
happyteacher
on 2/11/12 12:24 pm
 The Meijer brand chili lime is 70 cals for a half ounce.  Up until today I was counting the protein because i didn't realized not to, hence the post for others. 

So wish I would have read that fine print on the label before I ate them. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!  "Dying is easy. Living is hard."

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

BethR311
on 2/11/12 2:04 pm - Fort Wayne, IN
VSG on 10/10/11 with
But at least they're no carb!
        



    
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Kelly L.
on 2/11/12 2:23 pm
VSG on 05/16/11 with
True, but I really eat them to substitute for a crunchy munchy very rarely, not for the protein count. Good to know though, thanks.
jimbovsg
on 2/11/12 3:27 pm
No they are not.....says it on the label.......DO NOT  count them in your daily protein intake!  ....but they are low carb crunchy goodness and a great substitute for chips!  Yummy pig skin!!

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karenbarb
on 2/12/12 5:44 am - Roselle, NJ
Revision on 01/18/12 with
OMG.... I READ THIS POST YEST...THEN, LAST NIGHT I HAD A  DREAM THAT I WAS IN THE STORE BUYING, PORK RINDS...LMAO HAD TO SHARE !!!!!!

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