Health qualities of Spanish Pata Negra ham
Feb13

Health qualities of Spanish Pata Negra ham

Jamon Iberico ham is rich in protein, phosphorus, calcium and also contains iron and vitamins B1 and B2. Pigs fed on acorns have a higher proportion of unsaturated fats that lower cholesterol and counter the effects of cardiovascular disease, strengthening the circulatory system. Health qualities of Spanish Pata Negra ham       Iberian ham, including fat and marbling of fat adjacent to accompany the band has an energy value of 291 g for Iberian kcal/100. The fatty acid profile is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, including oleic acid is well suited for the most recent dietary recommendations considered a healthy fat. Compliance with the cholesterol, the rate (30-40 mg/100 g) is still lower than lean meats like chicken or turkey. Iberian ham is also characterized by their content of vitamins B1, B6 acid, B12 and folic acid, very beneficial for the nervous system and vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant. It is a product rich in minerals such as iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Finally, it has a high content of high quality protein and digestibility due to proteolysis that occurs during the maturation of this product. Recent studies of the Fundación Jamón Serrano (2006) indicate that, in addition, it is a product low in calories and fat is not recommended in any program of weight loss. Similarly, trace elements (mainly Fe and Zn) to provide very beneficial effects, among others, children, athletes, people with anemia and as an anti-stress. According to current dietary recommendations, not an excessive energy intake or an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but some studies, like that conducted by Professor John F. Macías of the University of Salamanca, show that daily consumption at a moderate pace, significantly reduces blood pressure....

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