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Pancetta

Nutritional Information

2 oz, pancetta

  • Calories 90
  • Calories from Fat 63
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 7g11%
  • Saturated Fat 2g10%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholestreol 25mg8%
  • Sodium 460mg19%
  • Potassium 0mg0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g0%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g0%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 6g12%
  • Calcium 0mg0%
  • Iron 2mg11%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%

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Pancetta on Wikipedia:

Rolled smoked pancetta

Italian pancetta (Italian pronunciation: [panˈtʃetːa]) is a type of dry cured meat, similar to bacon. It is pork belly that has been salt cured and spiced (nutmeg, pepper, fennel, dried ground hot peppers and garlic are often featured), and dried for about three months (but usually not smoked). There are many varieties, and in Italy each region produces its own type.

Pancetta can be rolled (see photograph), or straight (with all the fat on one side). The straight variety is more common in Italy and Spain than elsewhere, especially where home-made pancetta is still produced.

Pizza prepared with sliced rolled pancetta

When served on its own, the rolled pancetta is presented in very thin slices. More often it is used to flavour other dishes, especially pasta sauces. Recipes such as