Nutrition for Prosciutto

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Prosciutto Nutrition Summary

One slice of prosciutto (9.2 grams or 0.32 oz) contains 18 calories and 2.6 grams of protein. Prosciutto consist of 56% water, 28% protein, 8% fat, and less than 1% of carbohydrates.

Prosciutto is an excellent source of a few nutrients, including potassium. It also contains significant amounts of protein, phosphorus and selenium.

In one slice of prosciutto:

  • Calories: 18
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Fat: 0.8 g, (Saturated: 0.3 g)
  • Cholesterol: 6.4 mg
  • Sodium: 247.9 mg
There is no significant amounts of sugar or dietary fiber in prosciutto.

See the Prosciutto Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Ham, prosciutto.

Calories in Prosciutto

Prosciutto has 18 calories per slice or 196 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from protein and fat.

59% of calories in prosciutto are from protein and 41% of calories are from fat.

Calories from Fat

A substantial amount, or 41% of the calories in Prosciutto are from fat. Prosciutto has a moderate amount of total fat, with 0.8 grams per slice. Most of the fat in prosciutto are healthier unsaturated fats.

Prosciutto contains 6.4 mg of cholesterol and no trans-fat.

  • Total fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.4 mg
  • Saturated fat: 0.3 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.4 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of trans fat in prosciutto.

Omega-6 in Prosciutto

A good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every slice of prosciutto contains a total of 0.1 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in prosciutto comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • linoleic acid: 0.07 g
  • other omega 6: 0.01 g

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Protein in Prosciutto

An excellent source of protein, a single slice of Prosciutto contains 5% of recommended daily values or 2.6 grams of protein.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Prosciutto

An good source of nutrients, prosciutto contains abundant amounts of potassium. In fact, a single slice of prosciutto contains 2% of recommended daily values or 46.9 milligrams of potassium.

Vitamins in prosciutto (1 slice):
  • Thiamin: 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin e: < 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 0.5 ug
  • Vitamin b12: 0.1 ug
Minerals in prosciutto (1 slice):
  • Calcium: 0.9 mg
  • Potassium: 46.9 mg
  • Iron: 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 2.3 mg
  • Zinc: 0.3 mg
  • Selenium: 2.4 ug
  • Phosphorus: 29.3 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 9.7 mg
There is no significant amounts of manganese, vitamin a, pantothenic acid, vitamin c or vitamin k in prosciutto.

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Prosciutto 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.

Prosciutto in Cooking

Prosciutto is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for 4 or 8 slices of prosciutto.

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