Article provided by: McLean Meats
McClean Meats is the healthiest deli meat company in Canada that is 100% preservative-free. We care a great deal about our clients and the food they eat, which motivates us to sell the best quality meat consistently.
What is the healthiest deli meat?
When it comes to calories, turkey breast cold cut has the lowest caloric value, with only 22 calories per ounce of meat. Chicken breast and pastrami are the other low-calorie meats. The healthiest deli meat in terms of fat content is also turkey breast with only 0.35 grams of fat per ounce. Chicken breast, pastrami, and ham are other low-fat cold cuts. Bologna and salami have the highest fat content of all deli meats.
Turkey breast contains the least sodium, with only 210mg of sodium per slice. Salami contains the highest sodium content and is the least healthy cold cut. We sell the healthiest meat that is rich in proteins, minerals and contains no nitrates, sodium, or additives.
Things to consider before buying a deli meat
Cold cuts are a great source of proteins, and it works great for lunches, dinners, and as a snack. Make sure to buy deli meat that is fresh and organic. Make sure that the meat does not encompass coloring agents, preservatives, artificial flavors, or other additives. Look in the label to see if the meats are from animals raised in a free-range farm.
Organic deli meats also mean that the product is from animals that have grown without antibiotics, or hormone growth injections. Another critical criteria for buying good quality deli meat is to choose one that has the lowest sodium phosphate. This compound works as a stabilizer and thickening agent in cold cuts. High sodium can raise your blood pressure, cause weight gain, and lead to bloating. Furthermore, sodium consumption in larger quantities for a prolonged period can lead to kidney damage.
Ways to use cold cuts
Cold cuts are miracle products that can save the day, if you have sudden visitors or if you’re out of ingredients. Besides using cold cuts for sandwiches, there are plenty of other ways in which you can put cold cuts to use. If you’re tired of eating bread, here are some exciting recipes that use cold cuts:
- Quiche – Quiche offers endless possibilities as it allows you to add almost anything to a custard base and pastry-like outer covering. Adding cold cuts like turkey or ham may be a nice Mediterranean touch to your quiche.
- Omelet – Omelet is like a member of the quiche family as with omelets, the world is your oyster. Break open a couple of eggs on a pan with olive oil or butter, and top it with your favorite deli meats.
- Calzones – An interesting twist on calzone is to stuff the insides with cheese and cold cuts like ham, turkey, or bacon.
Check the McClean Meats website for more information on our range of products. Get your hands on the healthiest deli meat in Canada by using the store locator option on our website to buy McClean products from a store near you.