How Many Calories Are in Smoked Ham?

by Christine Binnendyk

The two most common styles of smoked ham, city ham and country ham, have the same calorie counts. City hams are soaked in brine and cooked using a light smoking technique. Country hams are dry-cured and then smoked to add flavor, according to The Cook's Thesaurus.

Calories Per Ounce

Smoked ham contains 46 calories per ounce, with 22 calories coming from protein and 24 coming from fat, reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Calories Per Serving

A 4-oz. serving of smoked ham, roughly the size of a deck of cards, contains 186 calories, with 88 coming from protein and 96 coming from fat. With its low amount of saturated fat -- 3 g in a 4-oz. portion -- this sized serving can fit into a healthy diet. Experts at MayoClinic.com recommend limiting saturated fat consumption to 15 g per day.

Calories Per Pound

A 1-lb. portion of smoked ham contains 744 calories, with 88 g of protein and 42 g of fat. A 1-lb. ham provides about three to four entree servings.

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About the Author

Based in Portland, Ore., Christine Binnendyk has written about health topics since 2001. She is the author of the book "Ageless Pilates" and her work has appeared in "SELF" magazine and "Pilates Pro." Binnendyk holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Connecticut and certifications from YogaFit, ACE, IDEA, Oregon School of Massage and the Pilates Studio of New York.