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Friday, February 8, 2013

REMEMBER PROSCIUTTO? TIP FROM MY MAMA'S KITCHEN!

Prosciutto is cured pork so you do not have to cook it, but it is usually cooked with other ingredients. When you look at cost - think of flavor. Prosciutto has a bacon flavor except better, more powerful and much less grease. (Look at nutritional labels below and see how healthy prosciutto is compared to bacon!)

Cost in recipe:
In this recipe one strip of prosciutto equals 1/3 pound of cooked crumbled bacon.
Bacon cost $2.50/lbs = $.72
Prosciutto cost 1 strip = $1.00
(Package can cost $7 or your deli can slice it)

But there is no precooking for prosciutto and much less fat and more flavor. To me it is worth the extra $.28. Prosciutto recipes are plentiful on the internet. You will be surprised how they are used with fruits and vegetables. They are quick, easy and extremely tasty. Prosciutto fills the need for a meaty taste with very little meat.

Nutritional label off of Prosciutto

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 thin slice
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 7
Calories 18
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0.77g1%
Saturated Fat 0.256g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.089g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.352g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 248mg10%
Potassium 47mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.03g0%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2.56g
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%Iron 1%

Nutritional label off of a bacon package:
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 slice of cooked
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 29
Calories 42
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 3.18g5%
Saturated Fat 1.05g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.351g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.42g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 47mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.12g0%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3.03g
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%Iron 1%







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