Cold cuts contain high calorie content and most of these calories come from fat. These are thus not recommended for those considering a diet plan to lose or maintain weight. There are various cold cut preparations and the calorie content in each of these preparations varies from the other.
One cubic inch of a cold cut contains around 40.2 calories out of which 27.5 calories come from fat. The total fat content in a cubic inch of cold cut is 3.1 grams out of which 1 gram is saturated fat, 0.52 gram is polyunsaturated fat and 1.2 gram is monounsaturated fat. It also contains 13.2 mg of cholesterol, 189.8 mg of sodium and 43 mg of potassium. The total carbohydrate content in an equal serving of cold cut is 0.33 grams and protein content is 2.7 grams.
A 3-1/8 inch diameter of cold cut contains around 22.3 calories out of which 15.3 calories come from fat. The total fat content in an equal serving of cold cut is 1.7 grams out of which 0.58 grams are saturated fat, 0.29 grams are polyunsaturated fat and 0.69 grams are monounsaturated fat. The total cholesterol content in a similar sized cold cut slice is 7.3 mg, sodium content is 105.5 mg, potassium content is 23.9 mg, carbohydrate content is 0.19 gram and protein content is 1.5 grams. It also has small traces of other essential vitamins and minerals which are required for various functions of the body.
Cold cut sandwiches and cold cut hams are also quite a popular food option. The calorie content in each of these dishes is different. The calorie content in these varies to a great extent based on their method of preparation. A 6 inch long subway cold cut sandwich prepared with wheat bread contains 410 calories while a slice of cold cut ham contains just 18 calories.