Salami

bacon

A staple of charcuterie boards, salami is a dry sausage that is typically highly seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and sugar to produce a tangy fermented flavor. Usually made of beef and pork, salami is packed with high-quality protein and is a good source of several critical nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. It contains healthy doses of phosphorus for strong bones and teeth, selenium to protect cells from damage, and B vitamins to maintain proper brain and nervous system function, normal metabolism, and high energy levels.

Salami is not only beloved for its distinct, spicy flavor, but is also celebrated for its versatility. Pair it with crackers, cheese, and wine; add it to salads, omelets, and pasta dishes; serve it on bread with your favorite sandwich toppings; or eat it sliced right out of the package as a convenient, nutritious snack. There are dozens of salami products with unique flavor and nutrition profiles, including low and reduced sodium and fat choices, that you can enjoy.


There are many nutritious salami choices available, including more than 52 low and reduced fat and sodium, organic, and natural options. The below guide features a sample of Meat Institute member products for those seeking salami that meets one of these nutrient content or health claims.


AHA Certified - To earn American Heart Association (AHA) certification, a product must meet specific nutrition requirements outlined in the AHA’s Heart-Check program.

Low Fat - 3g or less per serving; or 3g per 100g for a meal or main dish, and 30% of total calories or less

Low Sodium - 140 mg of sodium or less per serving

Natural - A product containing no artificial ingredient or added color and is only minimally processed.

Reduced Fat - 25% less fat than food it is being compared to

Reduced Sodium - At least 25% less sodium than in the original product

Organic - Organic livestock are fed 100 percent organically grown feed (grain) and forage (pastures). Use of synthetic hormones, vaccinations, and antibiotics is prohibited. Synthetic pesticides on pastures are also prohibited.

Brand Description Category
APPLEGATE Applegate Naturals Genoa Salami Trio Natural Salami
APPLEGATE Applegate Organics Genoa Salami Organic Salami
APPLEGATE Applegate Naturals Genoa Salami Natural Salami
BOAR'S HEAD bianco d'oro italian dry salame Natural Salami
COLUMBUS ITALIAN DRY Reduced Sodium Salami
CREMINELLI FINOCCHIO Natural Salami
CREMINELLI TARTUFO Natural Salami
DANIELE, INC GENOA SALAME Reduced Sodium Salami
FIORUCCI Uncured Milano Salami Natural Salami
FIORUCCI Uncured Italian Dry Salami Natural Salami
FIORUCCI Uncured Genoa Salami Natural Salami
GALILEO ALL NATURAL UNCURED SALAME Natural Salami
GALILEO LIGHT ITALIAN DRY SALAME Reduced Fat Salami
GALLO SALAME ALL NATURAL UNCURED SALAME Natural Salami
GALLO SALAME ITALIAN DRY SALAME 60% LESS SODIUM Reduced Sodium Salami
GALLO SALAME LIGHT ITALIAN DRY SALAME Reduced Fat Salami
HORMEL HORMEL NATURAL CHOICE UNCURED HARD SALAMI Natural Salami
OLLI SALUMERIA ORGANIC NORCINO Organic Salami
OSCAR MAYER Turkey Cotto Salami Reduced Fat Salami
VOLPI CHIANTI WINE SALAME Natural Salami
VOLPI PROSECCO WINE SALAME Natural Salami
VOLPI AGED ASIAGO CHEESE SALAME Natural Salami
VOLPI PARMESAN CHEESE SALAME Natural Salami