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NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nowadays we talk increasingly about eating well referring not just to good and tasty foods but to healthy foods as well, for a lifestyle based on a correct and balanced diet. Thanks to its nutritional values, Parma Ham is an excellent food for children, sportsmen and sportswomen, elderly people and anyone who has problems digesting proteins.
The distinctive characteristic of Parma Ham lies in its high protein content; moreover, the richness in free amino acids, which depends on the curing processes, gives this food a very high overall digestibility.
With reference to lipids, the fraction of unsaturated fats is considerably higher (64.9%) than that of saturated fats (35.1%), with a high presence in the form of oleic acid (45.8%). This ensures that saturated lipids and cholesterol are present in extremely small amounts in the fat of Parma Ham.
Their high presence of vitamins in Parma Ham (in particular, for vitamins B1, B6, B12 and PP) enables very high proportions of the recommended daily amount to be achieved; same can be said for mineral salts - phosphorus, zinc, iron and selenium – which are present in very significant amounts in Parma Ham.
Another element of great importance is the absence in Parma Ham of colouring agents or preservatives, such as for example nitrites and nitrates, commonly used in the preparation of other meat based products. The only ingredients allowed by the Production Specifications are in fact pork and salt.

MACRONUTRIENT COMPOSITION EXPRESSED IN GRAMS (g) AND ENERGY VALUE ON 100 g OF PARMA HAM

Parma Ham* Parma Ham with fat removed**
Water 50.3 g 58.1 g
Proteins 25.9 g 29.1 g
Lipids 18.3 g 6.4 g
Carbohydrates 0.3 g 0.4 g
Energy value 269 Kcal/1127 Kj 176 Kcal/734Kj
* Parma Ham “as is” (lean + fat) ** Parma Ham with outer fat removed


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