There’s nothing better than liking something that’s also healthy. It’s understandable that, coming from us, you don’t believe Iberico ham is a very healthy food. Well, we’re going to prove to you that it is using a few facts: The nutritional properties provided by the Iberian pig breed, the breeding process and the acorn-fattening system make it so that, once cured, this ham is a source of health and wellbeing for the body and an essential part of the Mediterranean diet.
Because Iberico ham...
• Offers cardiovascular protection:
62% of these pigs’ fat is comprised of monounsaturated fatty acids and oleic acid which foster the production of HDL (good cholesterol) in the blood and reduce the levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) and fibrinogen (a substance related to blood coagulation). That’s why eating ham also prevents intravascular coagulation and thrombosis.
And since the salt content in Iberico ham is completely controlled throughout the curing process, it’s beneficial for people with high blood pressure problems.
• Is an antioxidant:
It’s got a high quantity of vitamin E or Tocopherol, also known as the vitamin of youth and beauty because it’s an antioxidant.
• Is rich in vitamins and minerals:
It’s got vitamins B1, B6, B12 and folic acid, which are very beneficial to the nervous system and proper brain function, minerals like iron, copper and phosphorous, all sorts of proteins as well as other trace metals which help fight anaemia, especially in women during menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, and foster growth and muscle and bone development in children and adolescents.
• Is low in calories:
Iberico ham has less calories than any other dry cured meat as there are only 190 calories in 100 grams. In fact, it’s one of the basic components to be included in one’s daily diet since it’s been proven to lower lipids in the blood.
So, there’s no way to deny we’ve given you some factual reasons to agree Iberico ham is not only good, but healthy!