Jan 4, 2019

Nutritious Foods

After analyzing more than 1,000 raw foods, researchers ranked the ingredients that provide the best balance of your daily nutritional requirements.
There is no one food that contains all the nutrients necessary to meet, but not exceed, our daily nutrient demands. Scientists assigned each a nutritional score. The higher the score, the more likely each food would meet, but not exceed daily nutritional needs, when eaten in combination with others.
Out of the top one hundred from the one thousand analyzed, pork fat came in eighth (one is most nutritious). It provides a good source of B vitamins and minerals. Pork fat is more unsaturated and healthier than lamb or beef fat. It has 632kcal per 100g and has a nutritional score of 73. Of all the most nutritious foods, pork fat is the only one derived from livestock.

So, my opinion that bacon is the best tasting (my friend Mike says it is Maple Bacon) and most satisfying, is fortified by scientists who rate is as eighth most nutritious. According to them it is more nutritious than sweet potato (nutritional score 49), ginger 49, Brussels sprouts 50, broccoli 50, cauliflower 50, carrots 51, oranges 51, tomatoes 56, spinach 59, kale 62, etc.

Almonds came in first as most nutritious, and is rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, promotes cardiovascular health and may help with diabetes. It has 579kcal per 100g and has a nutritional score of 97.


Food selection, ranking based on the scientific study “Uncovering the Nutritional Landscape of Food”, published in the journal PLoS ONE. The list can be found at LINK