The bresaola is a raw sausage made with beef in general, but also with horse meat, venison or pork.
It is produced in northern Italy. That the Valtellina is a product IGP (Protected Geographical Indication).
What are the nutritional properties of bresaola?
In 100 grams of Valtellina bresaola there is an intake of 151 calories and a content of:
- 59.3 g of water
- 33.1 g of protein
- 2.0 g of lipids, of which 0.72 g of saturated fat, 0.69 g of monounsaturated fat, 0.40 g of polyunsaturated fat and 63 mg of cholesterol
- 2.74 mg of vitamin B3 (niacin)
- 0.77 µg of vitamin B12
- 0.52 mg of vitamin B6
- 0.41 mg of vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- 0.14 mg of vitamin E
- 0.13 mg of vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- 1,600 mg of sodium
- 630 mg of potassium
- 269 mg of phosphorus
- 26 mg of magnesium
- 15 mg of potassium
- 6 mg of calcium
- 4.5 mg of zinc
- 2.6 mg of iron
- 0.07 mg of copper
- 0.02 mg of manganese
- 7 µg of selenium
When should you not eat bresaola?
Consumption of bresaola can interfere with the intake of oxazolidinones . If in doubt, it is advisable to contact your doctor .
What are the possible benefits of bresaola
The bresaola is low in fat and easy to digest. Rich is its supply of high quality proteins and minerals that act on the proper functioning of the metabolism and have a good antioxidant power .
Iron and copper are important for the production of red blood cells , phosphorus acts on the good health of bones and teeth , potassium promotes cardiovascular health.
What are the contraindications for bresaola
The bresaola is very rich in salt and cholesterol , both dangerous to the health of the heart and whose intake should not exceed 2 grams and 300 mg per day .