IBERIAN PRODUCTS AND HEALTH.
Iberian ham has always been considered a delicious and healthy food.
Its moderate and regular consumption has been scientifically proven to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, included with its own name in the recommended Mediterranean diet.
High biological value.
A source of proteins of high biological value.
A diet based mainly on acorns combined with free exercise in the Dehesa meadows provides a source of proteins of high biological value.
100% Iberian acorn-fed pork fats have more than 55% oleic acid. These fats, as proven by rigorous scientific studies, have a beneficial effect on blood cholesterol, promoting an increase in the level of good cholesterol (HDL) and reducing the rate of harmful cholesterol (LDL). Only virgin olive oil has a higher oleic acid content.
Due to their unmistakeable taste, 959 100% Iberian acorn-fed products are an extremely healthy and balanced choice.
The moderate and regular consumption of 959 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham provides proteins, vitamins B1, B6, B12 and folic acid, which are very beneficial for the nervous system and the proper functioning of the brain.
Rich in vitamin E -a powerful antioxidant- and minerals such as copper -essential for bones and cartilage-, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium, this latter closely linked to anti-ageing processes.
Iberian ham, an exquisite ally for balanced diets.
The most "heart-healthy" of all animal fats.
The total proportion of unsaturated fatty acids in the fat of cured, acorn-fed Iberian pork products is over 75%, making it even healthier than some of vegetable origin.
This merit is not unique to the breed of pigs; their acorn and grass-based diet has an enormous influence.
Benefits of consuming 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham on a daily basis in moderation.
Iberian ham has a high iron content, ideal for giving your body this trace element that is vital to our health. Subsequently, as well as helping to prevent anaemia, it also helps to prevent decreased bone mass. The recommended daily iron intake is 10mg for men, 15mg for women (if they are pregnant or breastfeeding this increases to 25mg) and 10mg for children. Subsequently, 100g of acorn-fed ham can cover these needs by 7.2% for women, 12% for men and 18% for the little ones.
Being rich in calcium, its consumption is recommended to help look after our bones and teeth, as well as to promote growth.
Thanks to its high levels of tryptophan – it makes the brain secrete serotonin – and due to its vitamin B1 content – amino acid precursor for serotonin – Iberian ham acts as a natural antidepressant. Eating it helps to combat stress, reduces anxiety and has a positive effect on our mood.
Its zinc content makes 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham a very suitable food for athletes, delaying the onset of fatigue. It is also a great source of protein, ideal for gaining muscle mass.