Ingredient Name: Ham (Fresh)
Traditional Chinese Name: 火腿(Huǒ tuǐ)
What is this?
- The processed or cured thigh (or rump) of the pig
- Ham is common to many cultures and is prepared differently in each culture
- Also known as gammon in other parts of the world
How do I prepare it?
- Can be used directly as purchased
- Rinse in warm water (although not always necessary)
- Most soups will slice or dice the ham before usage
Where can I buy this?
- All supermarkets will carry
What is the cost?
- Ham costs varies depending on the type of ham, but your average store bought ham costs around $2-3 CAD for 5-6 slices
- In Hong Kong, imported Ham costs around $30-40 HKD
- Pork contains many nutrients (including 6 essential vitamins)
- It is a good source of iron, zinc, Vitamin B6 and protein
- It is said to be a healthier red meat substitute over beef
- Can be used immediately and directly in soup (or even as a garnish)
- Can be high in sodium as it is processed