Fresh Omega-3 Ham hocks, also known as pork knuckles, come from the shank end of the leg bone. Hocks are a tough piece of meat that is mostly connective tissue, ligaments and muscle fibers. When cooked low and slow it becomes tender meat. Hocks make a very flavorful broth that's good for making stews and soups. Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio of 1.5:1 versus conventional pork at 20:1 on average.