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Bacon

Bacon, like most meats, is a good source of B vitamins and an important source of zinc, which helps to boost the immune system. Bacon contains more monounsaturated fat than saturated. Fried bacon is an extremely high-fat food. However if it is well trimmed and grilled, it can be a good source of protein. All bacon is high in sodium.


Use of Bacon

Smoke bacon has been linked with cancer. So it is better to choose unsmoked bacon as often as you can. The classic use of bacon is of being fried for the full English breakfast or similar dishes.

Bacon is often used with low-fat meats such as turkey or game birds. A rasher or two of bacon can be placed over a roasting bird, and the melting bacon fat helps baste the bird without human assistance.



Nutrition Chart

Bacon / 100g fried, back, lean and fat raw lean back
Calories 465 136
Carbohydrate 0g 0g
Total Fat 41g 6.7g
Fibre 0g 0g
Protein 25g 19g
Cholesterol 143mg 18mg
Good Source of Vital Vitamins Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12
Good Source of Dietary Minerals Potassium, phosphorus Potassium, phosphorus