Calories in Bacon and Nutrition

How many calories in bacon rashers? See below, the bacon calories for the different serving sizes. We provide you with bacon nutrition facts to help you to lose weight and eat a healthy diet.

In the comparison chart below you can see that bacon calories are very high. Try and avoid streaky bacon, it's high in fat as it is cut from pork belly.

So, how should you cook bacon to reduce the number of calories?

  • Always trim the rind from the rashers before cooking the bacon. It's a fact that a lot of the flavor comes from the fat, but if you wish to lose weight, sacrifices need to be made.
  • It should be grilled so any fat drips away to lessen the calories in bacon. You should not fry bacon unless you have to.
  • Use kitchen roll to soak up the excess fat from the bacon after grilling, broiling or pan-frying.
  • You can use a non sticky lean grilling machine for low fat cooking.

Enjoy losing weight with our diet bacon recipes below.

Calories in Bacon Cured, Cooked

Type of BaconServing SizeCalories per Serving
Pork, cured, bacon, cooked, baked100g

1 slice, 8.1g
548 kcal

44 kcal
Pork, cured, bacon, pre-sliced, cooked, pan-fried100g

1 slice, 7.9g
471 kcal

54 kcal
Pork, cured, bacon, cooked, broiled, pan-fried or roasted100g

1 slice, 8g
541 kcal

43 kcal
Pork, bacon, rendered fat, cooked100g

3 oz, 85g
898 kcal

763 kcal
Pork, cured, canadian-style bacon, grilled100g

1 package
(6 oz), 139g

2 slices, 47g
185 kcal

257 kcal

87 kcal

Bacon Nutrition Facts

Pork, Cured, Bacon, Cooked, Broiled, Pan-Fried or Roasted
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Water12.32 g
Energy2262 kJ (541 kcal)
Protein37.04 g
Carbohydrates1.43 g
Sugars0.00 g
Total Fat:41.78 g
saturated fat13.739 g
monounsaturated fat18.520 g
polyunsaturated fat4.548 g
Cholesterol110 mg
Calcium, Ca11 mg (1 %)
Iron, Fe1.44 mg (8 %)
Magnesium, Mg33 mg (8 %)
Phosphorus, P533 mg (53 %)
Potassium, K565 mg (12 %)
Zinc, Zn3.50 mg (23 %)
Copper, Cu0.164 mg (8 %)
Manganese, Mn0.022 mg (1 %)
Selenium, Se62.0 mcg (89 %)
Vitamin C0.00 mg
Thiamine (Vit. B1)0.404 mg (27 %)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)0.264 mg (16 %)
Niacin (Vit. B3)11.099 mg (55 %)
Pantothenic acid (B5)1.171 mg (12 %)
Vitamin B60.349 mg (17 %)
Folate (Vit. B9)2 mcg (0.5 %)
Vitamin B121.23 mcg (21 %)
Vitamin A37 IU (1 %)
Vitamin E0.31 mg (2 %)
Vitamin D42 IU (11 %)
Vitamin K0.1 mcg (0 %)
Percentages are relative to US Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Author: Lana Soko

Bacon Recipes

Bacon and Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad Recipe
Back bacon rashers are perfect for this yummy recipe. Also, we are using avocado, tomato, lettuce, parsley with a special avocado salad dressing (the recipe is included). One portion provides 248 calories, 5g of net carbs. It is very nutritious, easy to make and only takes 15 min.

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