The important nutritional value of the Ibérico Pig Tenderloin starts with its amazing content in proteins of a high biological value, (22 g per 100 g), apart from including practically all the amino acids that are essential in a human diet. It is also rich in essential micro-nutrients such as Iron, Magnesia, Selenium or Zinc.
The other group of nutrients found in our protagonist, and a particularly abundant one, likewise found in general in all cuts of Ibérico pig, corresponds to the Vitamin B group; in particular Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): 0.83 mg/100g, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 0.21 mg/100 g, Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 13.7 mg/100 g, Vitamin B6: 0.47 mg /100 g and Folic Acid (Vitamin B9): 5.4 m/100 g, all of which are essential for our metabolism.
Since it is an elongated muscle, preparation of the Ibérico Tenderloin is very easy. All we have to do is eliminate the small amount of outer fat it has and it is ready for the pan: it can be cooked whole, split down the middle or sliced into medallions.
It is also perfect for all types of cooking methods, although particularly appreciated when simply grilled in the pan or on the coals, and just at its perfect point of doneness so that it can hold in all its juiciness and flavor while staying beautifully tender.
Apart from all those following a diet plan that is low in calories, these days the Beach-Body Plan is also underway, with many of us preparing to boast a nicely toned body for the summertime. Thus all those in search of a good plan will be able to partake of the 130 calories/100 g that a Sierra de Codex Ibérico Tenderloin has to offer, thus relishing a very light possibility that will also give variety to their menus, which despite being low in calories will be overflowing with flavor, thus offering a healthy and delicious alternative to the classic beef steak or even chicken breast.
As always at Sierra de Codex we recommend that if you are on a diet make sure that it is always followed under the supervision and advice of your health professional. And just one final comment! Watch your timing when cooking it. Be it on the grill or in the pan, make sure you add a little oil, preferably sprayed so that you can perfectly calculate the necessary amount without having to add any unneeded fat. And look out for the sauces, as these can add an important number of calories when we are actually trying to do quite the opposite.