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Spanish Ham Varieties and Health Benefits

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Spanish ham’s are also known as Iberian ham or jamón and widely recognized as one of the healthiest products in Spanish and Mediterranean diet. It is a hardened dry food (cured with sea salt), with exceptional color, taste and aroma. In Spain, but even if it is considered to be those who know are not many Spanish people well trained in how nutrition and healthy Spanish ham, they just enjoy it for the taste and care that goes into preparing it for sale.


Every 100 grams of Spanish "serrano" ham, there are only 200 kilocalories. These 100 grams provide over 24% of the daily intake of vitamin B3 optional and more than 33% of the proteins (protein contains 50% fresh meat). And these are not all the nutritional benefits of Spanish ham.


Spanish ham is rich in magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc and phosphorus. A California study showed zinc is very important in the diet: daily 20 mg of zinc improves mental, mainly to concentrate and learn. Spanish ham contains 2.20 mg zinc per 100 g.


It also contains vitamins B1 and B2, and thanks to the high concentration of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Displayed when the tomato doubles its beneficial effects as an antioxidant. Ham Fat also has beneficial properties. His fat containing oleic acid, which stimulates the production of good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol.

This means that a moderate consumption heart disease occurs. It is therefore recommended to hypo-caloric diet specially the high quality Iberian "pata negra" ham acorn:. 50 grams of this variety contains only 150 calories (for the properties to hold, it is important to know how to make a Spanish ham make cutting)


Content in 100 grams of Iberian ham:


• Energy: 160 Kcal

• Carbohydrates: 100 mg

• Protein: 30.50 g

• unsaturated fatty acids / saturated: 1.32

• Fat: 5.5 g

• Cholesterol: 33 mg

• Vitamin B3: 11.9 mg

• Vitamin B1: 0.75 mg

• Vitamin B2: 0.25 mg

• Iron: 2.3 mg

• Zinc: 2.20 mg

• Phosphorus: 180 mg

• Sodium: 1470 mg

• Magnesium: 17.10 mg

• Potassium: 160mg

The next time you get a taste of Spanish ham, remember it's not only your palate benefited, but your metabolism.


About The Aurthor

Iberico Ham offers the highest quality Iberico Pata negra "Bellota" ham. Buy the best quality of serrano ham possible online for the best possible price. Our jamon iberico will be delivered with TNT. All their ham products are top quality, for a very affordable price.

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