Bacon Minerals

Minerals in Bacon

Just like vitamins, minerals help your body grow and stay healthy. The body uses minerals to perform many different functions, for example for building strong bones, or transmitting nerve impulses. Some minerals are even used to make hormones or maintain a normal heartbeat.

Potassium (506 mg), Sodium (470 mg) and Phosphorus (180 mg) are some of the minerals present in Bacon.


Nutrition Facts for 100g

Daily values based in a diet 2,000 kcal

Calcium

In addition to its widely known role in bone structure, Calcium is used to help nerve function and control muscle. 4 milligrams of calcium can be found on every 100 grams of Bacon, the 0% of the total daily recommended calcium intake.

4 mg

0%

daily value

Iron

All of the tissues in your body need a near constant supply of oxygen to maintain life. The hemoglobin is an iron-containing protein in your blood, which help in the delivery of oxygen. In 100 grams of Bacon, you can find 0.42 milligrams of iron. It provides the hierro_porcentaje% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.

0.42 mg

2%

daily value

Potassium

Along with sodium, calcium, magnesium, and chloride, potassium is an electrolyte, meaning that it helps to conduct electrical charges in the human body. In 100 grams of Bacon, you can find 506 milligrams of potassium. It provides the 11% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.

506 mg

11%

daily value

Magnesium

About 50% of a person’s magnesium is stored in the bone, and as such, it plays a key role in bone metabolism, even a mild ongoing magnesium deficiency can lead to a significant amount of bone loss. 100 grams of Bacon contains 12 milligrams of magnesium, that’s the 3% of the daily recommended value for an adult.

12 mg

3%

daily value

Phosphorus

Inadequate intakes of phosphorus results in hypophosphataemia the symptoms of which include anorexia, anaemia, muscle weakness, bone pain, ataxia, confusion and possibly death. Phosphorus is so widespread in the food supply that dietary phosphorus deficiency is extremely rare. 100 grams of contains 180 milligrams of phosphorus, that’s the 18% of the daily recommended value for an adult.

180 mg

18%

daily value

Sodium

Low sodium in the blood can lead to what is called hyponatremia: fatigue, seizures, muscle spasms, confusion and coma. Sodium deficiency is caused by vomiting, diarrhea, drinking excessive water and excessive sweating. In 100 grams of Bacon, you can find 470 milligrams of sodium. It provides the 31% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.

470 mg

31%

daily value

Zinc

Immunity, reproduction, skin health, and vision are just some of the areas that can be affected by zinc deficiency. 1.19 milligrams of zinc can be found on every 100 grams of Bacon, the 8% of the total daily recommended zinc intake.

1.19 mg

8%

daily value

Copper

In the food we commonly eat, there are only very small amounts of copper. As much as any dietary mineral, the amount of copper you eat is directly related to the amounts of minimally processed plant foods you get every day. In 100 grams of Bacon, you can find 0.04 milligrams of copper. It provides the 2% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.

0.04 mg

2%

daily value

Manganese

Manganese is important for everyday skin health. This mineral is a required co-factor for an enzyme called prolidase, which is in turn necessary to make collagen as a structural component of skin. 100 grams of Bacon contains 0.01 milligrams of manganese, that’s the 1% of the daily recommended value for an adult.

0.01 mg

1%

daily value