Pork today is leaner than it was in past decades, due to efforts of America's pork producers to meet consumer interests. On average, pork has 31 percent less fat, 14 percent fewer calories and 10 percent less cholesterol than 20 years ago. 

According to data in the USDA Handbook 8, there are eight cuts of pork that have less fat than a boneless, skinless chicken thigh. A three-ounce portion of the chicken has 9.3 grams of fat. 

The pork cuts for comparison:

  • Pork boneless rib roast, 8.6 grams
  • Pork rib chop, 8.3 grams
  • Pork boneless sirloin roast, 7.0 grams
  • Pork loin chop, 6.9 grams
  • Pork boneless top loin chop, 6.6 grams
  • Pork boneless loin roast, 6.1 grams
  • Pork boneless sirloin chop, 5.7 grams
  • Pork tenderloin, 4.1 grams

National Pork Board