A rich source of B vitamins and protein, ham is surprisingly low in fat. The sodium content can be quite high, however, but reduced-sodium hams are available.
*While some hams can be high in both fat and sodium, the nutritional content is influenced by the cut of meat and the form of processing, so it is worthwhile looking around for low-fat, low-sodium hams. Sugar-cured hams generally have slightly less salt.
*Dry-cured hams, such as prosciutto, are generally more expensive than hams cured in brine, because dry-curing takes longer. After salting, the ham may be smoked and left to age for up to two years.
very easy light and delicious - 10 Dec 2012
Fantastic. I used can asparagus because fresh was unavailable. Great for using up ham from Christmas. Tasted excellent after being chilled in the fridge overnight too. This could be made to be a cold salad. Great hot and cold. - 28 Dec 2011