Pigs, also called hogs, swine, boars (male) or sows (female), are ungulates native to Eurasia collectively grouped under the genus Sus within the Suidae family. The nearest relatives of the swine family are the peccaries and hippopotami. The majority of pork in the marketplace today is CURED-like BACON and ham--while the remainder is termed "fresh." Today's pork is leaner (about 1/3 fewer calories) and higher in protein than that consumed just 10 years ago. Thanks to improved feeding techniques, trichinosis in pork is now also rarely an issue.