Do you want to know the nutritional properties of Jamón Ibérico? Well, you’ve come to the right place! After so many years selling and enjoying it as much as any other, we know each and every aspect related to the nutritional value of this delicatessen and we will explain them to you below. Let’s get started!
The Jamón Ibérico is very rich in proteins and essential amino acids of high quality that make it recommended for daily consumption. In addition to being an irresistible food, it contains vitamins E, B1, B6 and B12 that benefit the nervous system and brain function. It is antioxidant and rich in minerals such as iron, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. In detail, for every 100 grams of Jamón Ibérico your body receives:
But is it better than Jamón Serrano? Of course it is, for taste and for health. Let’s go see why!
The first thing to keep in mind is that Jamón Serrano, also called Gran Reserva, has fewer calories than Jamón Ibérico, but also it has fewer good quality proteins.
If you suffer from hypertension, the best thing you can do is to choose the one of the highest quality, that is to say, the Iberian, produced with the meat of the authentic pigs of our peninsula, because it has less sodium and will be more favorable for you. In addition, it should be noted that the Iberian has more calcium (27.08 mg. of calcium per 100 grams compared to 12.7 mg. ), more B-type vitamins and more folic acid so, all in all, it’s much better and it is also much tastier. It’s all advantages!
In addition to this, you may have wondered if the jamón is fattening and, although the answer is NO, one thing should be clear and that is, it is not good to abuse eating it, because it contains fat which is unhealthy in excess. This product is a good example of “things in small portions are more enjoyable” and it should be taken into account that Jamón Ibérico contains two types of fats: internal and external.
So, is eating Jamón healthy? Strictly YES, because the nutritional properties of Jamón Ibérico are many and brings a lot of benefits for our body. However, don’t forget that the good and brief are twice as good!
After all this information maybe you feel hungry, then listen to your body, do not hesitate to buy Jamón Ibérico or Serrano in our online shop quickly and easily. In addition, for purchases over 100€ you will receive a free gift of your choice from our selection. Are you up for it?
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