How Healthy Is Boar's Head Ham?

Boar's Head is one of the country's most well-respected deli meat producers, and sell a wide variety of products, some healthier than others. Ham is one of their top sellers, but did you know that they sell 15 varieties?

Some of the ham that they sell is much healthier than others. The healthiest is their All-Natural Uncured Ham and All-Natural Applewood Smoked Uncured Ham, which are preservative-free and made without nitrates or nitrites. They only contain 70 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 440 milligrams of sodium per serving. Other lower-sodium varieties include Black Forest Ham, with 460 milligrams of sodium, or the Lower Sodium Branded Deluxe Ham, which contains 480 milligrams (as compared to 590 milligrams for regular).

The vast majority of Boar's Head ham tops out at about two grams of fat and 70 calories; it's all surprisingly lean. They also average more than 500 milligrams of sodium per two-ounce serving, so if you're looking for a deli meat that's low in fat and calories, ham is great, but not necessarily if you're looking to keep your sodium intake down.