Is Pork Pozole Keto Friendly? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Pork pozole is not keto friendly and has 12 grams of net carbs, 10 grams of fat, and 18 grams of protein per cup. Because hominy is a high-carb ingredient that can kick you out of ketosis.

Pork pozole is a traditional Mexican stew made with pork, hominy, vegetables, and spices.

Hominy is a type of corn that has been treated with an alkali solution to remove the hull and germ.

The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat, and moderate-protein diet that aims to put your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.

In ketosis, your body burns fat for fuel instead of glucose.

To follow the keto diet, you need to limit your net carbs (total carbs minus fiber) to about 20 to 50 grams per day, depending on your individual needs.

You also need to get about 70 to 80% of your calories from fat, and 10 to 20% from protein.

Pork pozole has about 12 grams of net carbs, 10 grams of fat, and 18 grams of protein per cup.

Based on these numbers, pork pozole is not keto friendly and can easily exceed your daily carb limit.

Therefore, you should avoid or limit pork pozole if you are following the keto diet.

Because hominy is a high-carb ingredient that can kick you out of ketosis.

Whether you eat it or not, you should always choose pork pozole that is made with fresh and natural ingredients.

Because processed or canned products may contain added sugars, preservatives, or artificial flavors that can harm your health.

You can store pork pozole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

You can also freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to 2-3 months.

Do not store it at room temperature or in a non-sealed container.

Finally, remember, pork pozole is a delicious and nutritious dish that can be enjoyed occasionally as a treat.

But if you are on a keto diet, you may want to look for a low-carb alternative that uses cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles instead of hominy.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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