It has always formed part of the Spanish diet: Spaniards enjoy a low incidence of cardiovascular diseases and one of the longest life expectancies in the world.
Natural and Healthy
Health conscious individuals should be aware that the quality of the fat contained in Jamon Iberico is EXCELLENT, consisting primarily of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and, in particular, oleic acid, which represents over 50% of the fat content. Therefore, when consumed in moderation, this product helps maintain correct levels of cholesterol.
Jamon Iberico is a completely natural food, rich in proteins and contains Vitamin B1, Iron, Zinc and Magnesium.
No doubt the Iberian ham is an exquisite product, delicious, and also a natural energy source. And, I discussed, highlighting that its phosphorus input (since 100 grams of Iberian ham contribute 30% of RDA) also has high content of iron, zinc and vitamins B2, B3, B6 and B1 HEALTH contribute directly to the agency
Analyses of Iberian ham of acorns and bait show that the consumption of iberian ham provides up to 45% iron of the recommended intake for the population of men and 23% for women (with higher metabolic needs of iron).
Iberian ham also contributes between 25% and 26% zinc, and so be as rich source of this nutrient with the implications this mineral in the growth of muscle mass during puberty, their role in proper system function and fundamental immune during lactation for the proper development of babies.
The studies also detail the great contribution of Iberian ham vitamins, being useful source of Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine) and an excellent source of B1 (thiamine)