Bacon Nutrition Facts

August 5, 2014 10:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Bacon in Pan

Bacon nutrition facts and caloric information can vary based on the brand, the thickness of the slice and the cut of bacon. This nutritional information is for standard US bacon that is cut from the pork belly. 1 serving of bacon (15 g) is approximately 2 pan-fried slices and contains:

-80 calories
-5 g protein
-Total fat equals 7 g
-Saturated fat 2.5 g,
-Polyunsaturated fat 1 g
-Monounsaturated fat 3.5 g
-Trans fat 0 g.
-Cholesterol 15 mg
-Sodium 320 mg
-Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 3 mg
-Potassium 40 mg
-Carbohydrates 0.4 g
-Fiber 0 g

1 serving of bacon fulfills contains the following recommended daily allowances: 1% of iron, 5% of vitamin B-6, 2% B-12, and 1% of magnesium. Vitamin A, C, and D are that are not found in bacon. The RDA is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Bacon’s high protein and fat content make it a very filling food, which is what makes it a favorite for proponents of the Atkins and Paleo diets. These stats show that bacon can be part of a healthy diet.

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