Nutrition for Bacon (cooked)

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Bacon Nutrition Summary

One slice of cooked bacon (22 grams or 0.78 oz) contains 198 calories and zero grams of protein. Bacon consist of 99.5% fat, and less than 1% of carbohydrates, protein or water.

In one slice of cooked bacon:

  • Calories: 198
  • Fat: 21.9 g, (Saturated: 7 g)
  • Cholesterol: 21.3 mg
  • Sodium: 5.9 mg
There is no significant amounts of protein, sugar or dietary fiber in bacon.

See the Bacon Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Pork, bacon, rendered fat, cooked.

Calories in Bacon

Bacon has 198 calories per slice or 900 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat.

100% of calories in bacon are from fat.

Calories from Fat

The majority, or 100% of the calories in cooked Bacon are from fat. Bacon is high in total fat, with 21.9 grams or 34% of recommended daily values per slice. Most of the fat in bacon are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat, about 40% of recommended daily values.

Bacon contains 21.3 mg of cholesterol and no trans-fat.

  • Total fat: 21.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.3 mg
  • Saturated fat: 7 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 9.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3 g
There is no significant amounts of trans fat in bacon.

Omega-6 in Bacon

A good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every slice of bacon contains a total of 2.3 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in bacon comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • other omega 6: 0.1 g
  • linoleic acid: 2.07 g

Calories Similar to Bacon

Some other proteins with similar calories to bacon by weight:

Protein in Bacon

Bacon is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 0.02 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in bacon.

Protein Similar to Bacon

Some other proteins with similar amounts of protein to bacon by weight:

Vitamins and Minerals in Bacon

Cooked bacon is not known for its vitamin and minerals, but still contain trace amounts of a few nutrients.

Vitamins in bacon (1 slice):
  • Vitamin a: 2.4 ug
  • Niacin: 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin b12: < 0.1 ug
Minerals in bacon (1 slice):
  • Calcium: 0.2 mg
  • Potassium: 3.3 mg
  • Iron: < 0.1 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: 1.3 ug
  • Phosphorus: 2 mg
  • Choline: 1.4 mg
There is no significant amounts of magnesium, copper, manganese, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin c, vitamin e, folate or vitamin k in bacon.

Bacon Nutrition Chart


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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Bacon in Cooking

Bacon is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for 4 or 6 slices of bacon.

Friends and Relatives of Bacon

Foods commonly cooked with bacon:

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