Does Bacon Have Iron or Zinc In it?

Does Bacon have Iron or Zinc in it?

The short answer to this question is Yes! and Yes!

But if you want to get more in to details on how much and why your body needs both Zinc and Iron then keep reading.

Does the body even need Zinc and Iron?

Zinc

The body need Zinc to smell and taste properly, it also helps out with immune function, cell division and the creation of DNA and proteins.

In three regular slices of pan-fried bacon it contains 1 milligram of zinc, which is around 13 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance for women and 9% for men.

Iron

The bodies system need iron a lot of functions to work. Those functions include proper immune function, regulation of body temperature, creation of red blood cells that carry oxygen in your body, brain development and energy metabolism.

In three slices of regular bacon you will get 0.33 milligram of iron, which is only 2% of the RDA for women and 4% of the RDA for men.

Nutrition Facts Bacon, pan-fried

Amount Per 100 grams

Calories 541

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g

64%

Saturated fat 14 g

70%

Polyunsaturated fat 4,5 g

Monounsaturated fat 19 g

Trans fat 0 g

Cholesterol 110 mg

36%

Sodium 1.717 mg

71%

Potassium 565 mg

16%

Total Carbohydrate 1,4 g

0%

Dietary fiber 0 g

0%

Sugar 0 g

Protein 37 g

74%

Vitamin A

0%

Vitamin C

0%

Calcium

1%

Iron

7%

Vitamin D

10%

Vitamin B-6

15%

Vitamin B-12

20%

Magnesium

8%

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Facts Bacon, microwaved

Amount Per 100 grams

Calories 476

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g

52%

Saturated fat 12 g

60%

Polyunsaturated fat 6 g

Monounsaturated fat 15 g

Trans fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 111 mg

37%

Sodium 1783 mg

74%

Potassium 525 mg

15%

Total Carbohydrate 0.5 g

0%

Dietary fiber 0 g

0%

Sugar 0 g

Protein 39 g

78%

Vitamin A

0%

Vitamin C

0%

Calcium

1%

Iron

6%

Vitamin D

0%

Vitamin B-6

25%

Vitamin B-12

16%

Magnesium

8%

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Facts Bacon, baked

Amount Per 100 grams

Calories 548

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g

66%

Saturated fat 14 g

70%

Polyunsaturated fat 4.9 g

Monounsaturated fat 19 g

Trans fat 0 g

Cholesterol 107 mg

35%

Sodium 2193 mg

91%

Potassium 539 mg

15%

Total Carbohydrate 1.4 g

0%

Dietary fiber 0 g

0%

Sugar 0 g

Protein 36 g

72%

Vitamin A

0%

Vitamin C

0%

Calcium

1%

Iron

8%

Vitamin D

0%

Vitamin B-6

15%

Vitamin B-12

20%

Magnesium

7%

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Facts Bacon, raw

Amount Per 100 grams

Calories 417

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g

61%

Saturated fat 13 g

65%

Polyunsaturated fat 6 g

Monounsaturated fat 17 g

Trans fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 66 mg

22%

Sodium 662 mg

27%

Potassium 198 mg

5%

Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g

0%

Dietary fiber 0 g

0%

Sugar 0 g

Protein 13 g

26%

Vitamin A

0%

Vitamin C

0%

Calcium

0%

Iron

2%

Vitamin D

4%

Vitamin B-6

15%

Vitamin B-12

8%

Magnesium

3%

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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