Cooking pork can be a tricky business, but when done right it can be one of the best things you can do for your health.
A study conducted by the University of Florida found that pork cooking temperatures ranged from 85 degrees Fahrenheit (36 Celsius) in hot climates to up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit (-65 Celsius) for cooler climates.
In the hot-weather regions, the pork is cooked to an internal temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 Celsius.
If you’re in a cool climate and the temperature falls below this, you might want to cook the pork more slowly to maintain its internal temperature.
“I don’t think you should be cooking pork to a high internal temperature unless you’re actually trying to maintain the internal temperature,” said professor of biomedical engineering Michael Pappas, who led the study.
Pork is a highly digestible meat that requires a large amount of time and effort to cook.
The researchers also tested the pork cookers cooking temperature and found that it ranges from 90 degrees Fahrenheit to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Pork cooked to a very low internal temperature is a recipe for failure,” Pappos said.
“This is why I don’t recommend cooking pork very high.”