The nutritional advantages

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Gastronomic pleasure and balanced diet can be brought together by enjoying Bayonne Ham.

Les qualités nutritionnelles du Jambon de Bayonne


Particuliarly rich in vitamins

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Bayonne Ham is notable for its vitamin B content: more particularly for its exceptionally high vitamin B1 content, of which it is one of the best food sources.

Vitamin B1 is an antioxidant and a polysaturated fatty acid. It plays a rôle in protecting cell walls and fighting cellular ageing. A serving of 100g of Bayonne Ham supplies between 70-80% of the daily required intake for an adult.


Fatty acids

The nutritional aspect of Bayonne Ham as a source of essential fatty acids is too often ignored.

  • The omega 6 fatty acids contained in the fat on a Bayonne Ham are essential to children’s growth and the regeneration of skin.
  • Half the fat in a Bayonne Ham is made up of oleic acid, the main fatty acid in olive oil, which is good for health.
  • Bayonne Ham is quite low in cholesterol, too.

Abundant high quality proteins

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Bayonne Ham is an important source of proteins. Its protein content is 23g per 100g. What is more, a 150g serving of Bayonne Ham covers about 45% of the daily protein intake requirements for an adult.

Bayonne Ham represents a particularly favourable balance of protein and calories for our health.