Author: Mike McLean

There's another good reason to put some pork on your fork.

Prairie Orchard Farms now has it's Omega Three Fatty Acids pork available at stores and restaurants in Southern Alberta.

Willi Hoffman of the Manitoba company says Omega 3 has many health benefits including cardiovascular and mental health.

"We have a very special diet using flax for our source of Omega three fatty acids", he says, "the pigs consume the flax, they store the Omega 3 fatty acids and then they can be consumed in the pork".

Hoffman says specific vitamins and minerals also enhance the values of the Omega 3 fatty acids.

He says several Alberta pork producers have shown interest in the program.