According to studies carried out by the Technological Center on Meat (Centro Tecnológico de la Carne),100 g of Ibérico Ham provides up to 36% of daily Zinc requirements, thus making this food source something that should never be missing from our diets when fall is just around the corner: as fall is the season of colds, flues and, unfortunately In these current times, also the season for Covid-19.
Zinc is an essential micro-nutrient for our body, in particular given the importance it holds in correct functioning of our immune system. However now, it must be kept in mind that it is not stored in our system; thus it is essential that we eat enough high zinc food by way of a rich and balanced diet and thus ensure that we always have it available.
So, apart from these beneficial effects on our immune system, Zinc is also essential for cell division and reproduction processes. These processes help in the development and growth of children and young people. Zinc also has a role in the mechanisms involved in wound healing. It is also necessary for correct working of the senses of smell and taste and it participates in a number of physiological processes: these ranging from the making of insulin right through to skeletal development.
Hence the reason why Sierra de Codex acorn-fed ham, cebo de campo ham (pigs pastured and fed a combination of acorns and grain) or cebo ibérico ham (from pigs fed only grain) offers a very flavorful way of ensuring that this essential nutrient is never missing from our body: Due to its effect on our immune system and likewise because of its influence on growth and development Zinc is recommendable for everybody, thus it is of utmost importance in our diet in each and every stage of growth and in particular for athletes.
We know that you don’t really need any excuse to enjoy our ham, but a reason as important as this one always comes in handy!