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2. Nutrients in Bacon

Bacon is a rich source of protein. Since it comes from the fattiest part of the pig, it naturally contains a high amount of fat and calories. The curing process involves salt, so bacon also has a higher sodium content than many meats. A three-slice serving of bacon provides:

  • 161 calories
  • 12 g protein
  • 12 g fat (18% DV)
  • 581 mg sodium (24% DV)
  • 172 mg potassium (5% DV)
  • Bacon is naturally low in carbohydrates, making it a favorite among low-carb dieters. However, many brands add sugars; check labels for unwanted carbs.

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