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Centsable Health: Picking the perfect ham

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Ham is an Easter tradition. For those of you hosting an Easter get-together, registered dietitian Caitlyn Lines of Fareway Foods shared some tips on Centsable Health.

When it comes to picking out a ham there are many options.

Bone in ham tends to be a little more flavorful and decorative for special occasions.

Spiral cut ham has been cut in a continuous spiral all the way around the bone, producing thin slices that easily peel away, making the ham very easy to serve.

Boneless ham will have less waste, great flavor and this is the best quality ham Fareway carries. It comes in whole, half, or quarter hams and you can find all of our hams in the self-serve section.

When buying bone-in ham, figure at least 3/4 pound per person.

For boneless ham, at least 1/4 pound per person.

Baking is the best method for cooking a ham; figure around 10 min per pound in a 350 oven. (reaches 160 degrees)

Although ham is perfectly delicious all by itself, you can make it extra-special by using a glaze.

The most popular glaze recipes contain combinations of honey/syrup, mustard, brown sugar, fruit preserves, and spices. Brush the glaze over the surface of the ham before placing it in the oven and baste every 20 minutes.

To help keep your ham moist and juicy, place the ham cut-side down in a baking pan. If it's going to be in the oven for more than an hour, you also may want to place a foil "tent" over your ham in order to keep it from drying out.

When it comes to leftovers, you can keep your ham in the refrigerator, tightly wrapped, for up to a week.

We have several great ham recipes on our website including a scalloped potato and ham and this pineapple and ham pizza!

And if you want more on this Centsable Health topic and the recipes click here or check out www.fareway.com.

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