06 jul, 2021

What are the nutritional properties of serrano ham?

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Today we review why serrano ham is a food that can be included in all types of diets, including low-calorie ones.

  • It is a source of easily assimilable proteins and, in addition, with a high biological value. It contains around 30 grams of proteins per each 100 grams of product.

  • It has low levels of carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are practically non-existent in ham (less than 0.5 g per each 100 g).

  • It is a source of B vitamins (B1, B2, B3 and B6). Among other things, they help overcome stress and depression. In addition, it also contains vitamin D and various minerals that contribute to delay fatigue in people who play sports.

  • It has a high content of polyphenols. They are potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories at the vascular level with a positive effect for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and they are also a source of fatty acids that help improving cholesterol levels.

  • It is perfect to prevent osteoporosis. This is the main cause of bone fractures in women after menopause and in older people in general. Due to the high iron content of the serrano ham, it becomes a great allied to the loss of bone mass. And that is why it is a product to be included in the diet of people with iron deficiency and it is also suitable for breastfeeding women, as it contributes to the proper development of babies' bones and to prevent future bone diseases.

For all these reasons, consuming serrano ham on a regular basis and without falling into excesses, is part of a healthy feeding habit, although we must remember that despite all these benefits, serrano ham contains a high amount of sodium. If you suffer from hypertension, consume it with moderation. Finally, we provide with the nutritional information table (in case you are a data person). And as always, we hope we have helped you answer your questions about our favorite food, ham.

Per 100 grams

  • Calcium. 12.70 mg
  • Carbohydrates 0.0 g
  • Energy. 136 Kcal
  • Phosphorus. 223.0 mg
  • Fat 5.60 g
  • Iron. 2.30 mg
  • Cholesterol. 7.90 mg
  • Magnesium. 17.10 mg
  • Potassium. 250.0 mg
  • Proteins 21.37 g
  • Sodium. 2340.0 mg
  • Zinc. 2.20 mg
  • Vitamin B1 0.57 mg
  • Vitamin B2 0.25 mg
  • Vitamin B3 6.70 mg
  • Vitamin B6 0.41 mg
  • Iodine. 11.40 mg