Prosciutto Nutrition Facts



Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Prosciutto.

Calories

There are 55 calories in Prosciutto.

55

Nutrition Facts
Prosciutto
Serving Size:

1

oz (28 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 21
Calories 55

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2.4 grams

Saturated Fat 0.8 grams

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 1.1 grams

Cholesterol 20 milligrams

Sodium 764 milligrams

Potassium 145 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 0.1 grams

Dietary Fiber 0 grams

Sugars 0 grams
Protein 7.9 grams
0%

Vitamin A

0%

Vitamin C

0.2%

Calcium

1.7%

Iron

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How long would it take to burn off 60 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 15 minutes
Running (6mph) 5 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 8 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What is prosciutto and what does it taste like?

Prosciutto is a flavorful, delicately sweet and salty product. It typically has a salmon pink to brownish-red color and each slice is streaked with fat. Some prosciutto varieties are seasoned with spices and herbs like black pepper, garlic, juniper, and rosemary, which give it a more unique, fragrant flavor.

Is it healthy to eat prosciutto?

On the other hand, there are health benefits from prosciutto. As it is a meat, there is a good source of protein (about 8g) and various vitamins and minerals such as iron and thiamine. Furthermore, prosciutto’s main fatty acid is oleic acid which is actually a “heart friendly” fat.

Is prosciutto a ham or bacon?

Prosciutto is very different from either bacon or pancetta, but we think it gets confusing because the words prosciutto and pancetta can sound similar to our non-Italian ears! Prosciutto is made from the hind leg of a pig (ie, the ham), and outside Italy, calling it prosciutto indicates a ham that has been cured.

Is prosciutto the same as salami?

True salumi (as opposed to the more general use of the term) are cured meats made from a whole cut of an animal, usually a shoulder or thigh. The most famous of these Italian cold cuts is prosciutto. Salami (singular: salame) are a specific type of salumi that are air dried, smoked or salted and left to age.

Which is healthier bacon or prosciutto?

Prosciutto (two slices)



Compared side-by-side, prosciutto is a definite healthier option. Lower in calories and fat than bacon, in moderation it makes for a flavorful ingredient option.

What is the best way to eat prosciutto?

How to Pair Prosciutto

  1. SLICE IT. Ask your monger to slice prosciutto to order, or opt for pre-sliced selections (Eataly has special packaging designed to keep it fresh). …
  2. WRAP IT. Fruit is a classic Italian pairing for prosciutto; the sweet flavor enhances the savory product. …
  3. DRIZZLE IT. …
  4. SKEWER IT. …
  5. SANDWICH IT.

Can you eat prosciutto raw?

HOW IS PROSCIUTTO MADE? Prosciutto is made from high-quality pork legs. The meat is covered in salt and left to rest for a few weeks. During this time, the salt draws out blood and moisture, which prevents bacteria from entering the meat (and is why it’s safe for us to eat it “raw”).

Is pancetta same as prosciutto?

Pancetta comes from the belly of the pig, whereas prosciutto comes from the hind leg. Because pancetta is only cured, it must be cooked before being eaten. On the other hand, prosciutto is salt-cured and air-dried for months, making it safe to eat without cooking.