Prosciutto, a delicate, dry-cured ham imported from Italy, is often served cut into thin slices. The curing process means that it does not need to be cooked before being eaten.
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One oz. of prosciutto ham, about two slices, contains 70 calories, with half coming from protein and half from fat. Each serving contains 8 g of protein, 25 percent more than a whole egg, and 5 g of fat, about half the fat of an egg.
MayoClinic.com recommends keeping your saturated fat intake below 15 g per day. A two-serving snack of prosciutto contains 10 percent of your daily saturated fat limit, less than 2 g, making it a reasonable option as part of a healthy diet.
Prosciutto contains very little carbohydrate, about 1 g per ounce, making it a sensible choice for low-carb dieters.