If you are passionate about gastronomy , you have certainly already tasted ham, a highly appreciated food in the Italian culinary tradition . But did you know that raw ham and cooked ham have significant differences in terms of calories, combinations and health benefits?
Raw ham has a slightly higher caloric density than cooked ham . The number of calories in 100g of cooked ham is approximately 415 calories, against the 470 calories of raw ham of the same weight. Cooked ham also contains less sodium than raw ham. It is worth noting that these values may vary slightly based on the exact composition and processing of the ham.
Both can be included in a balanced diet , but it's important to pay attention to portions and how to prepare them.
Cooked ham is a very versatile ingredient in the kitchen, it can be used to prepare pasta, as a filling for sandwiches or to stuff pizza.
On the other hand, raw ham, with its strong and characteristic flavour , can represent a balanced and tasty meal. But not only. It is also rich in protein , iron and B vitamins .
Raw ham is often served as an appetizer, accompanied by cheese, bread and a good glass of wine, but combined with melon it becomes a fresh and light complete dish.
Here are some ideas for fresh spring pairings with low calories that go well with 100 g of raw ham :
Arugula, Strawberry, and Almond Salad : Mix fresh arugula with sliced strawberries and sliced almonds. Season with a little lemon juice and EVO oil. Add sliced National raw ham from Salumificio Magnoni to complete the dish.
Carpaccio of courgettes and carrots: finely slice the courgettes and carrots and arrange them on a plate. Season with a little EVO oil , lemon juice and salt. Add the sliced National raw ham of Salumificio Magnoni to complete the dish.
Quinoa and Vegetable Stuffed Peppers: Cut off the tops of the peppers and hollow out the insides. Cook quinoa and your favorite veggies and stuff the peppers. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Add sliced National raw ham from Salumificio Magnoni to complete the dish.
And you, what is your preference between raw and cooked ham? Would you combine it with something in particular?