Calorie content of pork fat per 100 grams: use when losing weight, during a diet
In the professional environment of physicians and nutritionists, there was a lot of discussion about the importance of fat in the nutrition system and human health, about how many calories are in fat.
For a long time it was believed that this product is difficult to absorb by the body. It was recommended to exclude from the diet or to minimize consumption.
Today, views have changed radically.
After analyzing the biological structure of the product and conducting clinical studies, foreign laboratories in dietetics issued a verdict: "It is permissible to use diet food for certain diseases, it is allowed to include in diets for weight loss, subject to the intake schedule."
The ban on lard has been lifted, but debate over the benefits and harms of this product is still ongoing.
Calories in 100 grams of fat
The white block of solid animal fat is called lard. The most commonly consumed food is pork and mutton fat. This fat has a dense texture with special fattening of the animal.
Of particular value in cooking is lard with meat layers - bacon.
Depending on the method of preparation of the product, its calorie content and biological value can vary greatly. The value of fresh, unprocessed fat is its lack of carbohydrates.
Calorie content of fresh bacon (per 100 grams of product):
The nutritional value
2 grams (3%)
88 grams (93%)
High energy value of the product is provided by fats. The calorie index can vary depending on the type of heat or culinary processing of the product.
The high calorie content of salted bacon is not brought by salt, but by the loss of moisture by the product itself. A smoked product increases fat content due to a change in structure under the influence of high temperatures.
Calorie table of different types of fat per 100 grams:
Type of fat
Calorie content (kcal)
Per 100 g
Serving 30-40 g
Salted with meat
Salty without meat
Salty lard, despite the high calorie content, is considered the most useful product that preserves the entire set of vitamins and nutrients.
When cooking, the product significantly loses calorie content and acquires long shelf life. This type of heat treatment is recommended for long-term storage of the product, for example, for the winter.
The composition of the product, in addition to a complex of vitamins, includes unsaturated fatty acids. These substances are necessary for the occurrence of biochemical reactions in the body.
Significance for life of nutrients:
Arachidonic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid that is involved in the processes of brain and nervous system activity. Regulates the liver and adrenal glands. Participates in cholesterol metabolism.
A complex of polyunsaturated fatty acids (palmitic, oleic, linolenic) - participate in the work of the endocrine system, in the processes of regulating the hormonal background.
Vitamin A is involved in the formation of its own collagen to maintain healthy skin, and also supports human vision. Participates in the construction of immune defense.
Vitamin D is the building material of the musculoskeletal system and a catalyst for the processing of phosphorus and calcium by the human body.
Vitamin E is involved in the formation of red blood cells and supports the natural renewal of epithelial cells.
Ttable of nutrients per 100 g of product:
Content in mg, mcg
Selenium is an essential trace element for maintaining the immune system. In garlic, it is also found in significant quantities.
Therefore, the long culinary tradition of consuming bacon with garlic, especially in extreme living conditions, supports human health and strengthens the immune system.
What is the use of fat?
Nutritionists and doctors recognize that the value of fat is its ability to maintain immunity and tone the body.
A small amount of this product in the diet can provide a person with energy support during heavy physical exertion.
The list of arguments in favor of fat:
selenium supports immunity;
cholesterol is involved in blood circulation, provides vascular resistance;
the product speeds up metabolism, prevents the formation of "bad" cholesterol;
polyunsaturated fatty acids regulate the human hormonal background;
in women, the production of estrogen is regulated, which ensures reproductive function;
arachidonic acid regulates brain activity;
the appearance of the skin improves due to the production of its own collagen;
The product contains enzymes that improve digestion.
Lard with garlic is an indispensable product in field conditions to combat microbes. In addition, it provides powerful energy support when performing physical exertion - hard work, active strength training.
Traditional medicine uses pork salted lard as an ingredient in many dishes and medicines. Healers believe that this product is able to alleviate a hangover.
It is also used in the form of external ointments in combination with other components and herbs.
Women apply thin strips of pork fat to their breasts for mastitis. It is also recommended to apply a cube of fat to a diseased tooth to relieve acute pain.
The product is located between the diseased tooth and gum and the pain goes away as the fat melts.
Harm from eating salted lard
Despite the indispensability and availability of this product, there are categories of people who are forbidden to use fat for medical reasons:
people with impaired enzyme production are not able to process this product;
people with varying degrees of obesity;
patients with chronic pancreatitis and cholecystitis;
people allergic to the product.
Only severe chronic diseases are a contraindication to the use of salty lard in food.
Weight loss application
Nutritionists recommend, in the absence of absolute contraindications, eat a portion of salty fat weighing 30 g on an empty stomach.
Thanks to a set of unsaturated fatty acids, the body responds with the release of bile, which triggers the active work of the digestive system. All calories from salty fat will be consumed during the day.
However, you need to eat only fresh fat, without bread and other products. Do not turn this procedure into breakfast.
The uniqueness of fat is in the absence of carbohydrates in the product, which allows you to use it in carbohydrate-free diets.This product can replace one meal.
The body will receive the necessary supply of energy for active training. In addition to losing weight, the use of fat in the diet will ensure good condition of the skin and hair.
There is a contradictory diet of the Polish nutritionist Kwasniewski, which is based on one ingredient - fat.
Studies show satisfactory results along with strength training, but a number of products containing carbohydrates are forbidden: cereals, fruits, pasta, bread.
Once allowed to eat black bread or potatoes. This diet is designed for 10 days.
When losing weight, it is recommended to use fresh lard without salt and heat treatment. However, such a product is not subject to long-term storage.
In addition, when fattening an animal, various allergens can enter the subcutaneous fat layer. If the pig was fed with chemical additives, then the value of such a product for a healthy diet is doubtful.