About National Cold Cuts Day
Cold cuts, also known as deli meats, are meats that are cooked, cured, or smoked and then sliced and served cold. They are typically eaten as a sandwich filling, in salads, or as a snack. Some common types of cold cuts include:
- Ham: Cooked and cured pork leg that is often sliced thin and served on sandwiches.
- Turkey: Cooked and smoked turkey breast that is often sliced thin and served on sandwiches.
- Roast beef: Cooked and sliced beef that is often served on sandwiches.
- Salami: A type of cured sausage that is often made from pork and beef.
- Bologna: A type of sausage made from ground pork and beef that is cooked, smoked, and then sliced.
- Prosciutto: A type of dry-cured ham that is often thinly sliced and served as an appetizer.
- Pastrami: A type of beef that is seasoned, smoked and then cooked, it is often served on sandwiches.
- Mortadella: A type of Italian cold cut made from pork, it is often served as a sandwich filling or sliced as an appetizer.
Cold cuts are often high in sodium and nitrates, which can be harmful in high amounts, so it's best to consume them in moderation.