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Acorn-fed 100% Iberian Ham DO Dehesa De Extremadura 8 Kgs. Extremiberico
The hind legs of the 100% Iberian acorn-fed pig are deep red with minimal marbling of pearly fat. Its flavor has an intensity that is difficult to classify, with a herbaceous and fruity bouquet; something outstanding in a world like ham, increasingly globalized and homogeneous.
Acorns undoubtedly influence the final flavor that an Iberian ham acquires. But it is not the only thing. Food is linked to the type of life that the animal has led. These animals are loose in the Meadows during their life and this gives the animal unique characteristics in its formation.
Acorn-fed Iberian pigs have spent at least 60 days grazing in the Dehesa and feeding on their acorns (Extrem pigs can spend up to 1200 days in the montanera)
Have you ever heard that acorn-fed Iberico is called the olive tree with legs?
Acorn-fed Iberian pork fats have more than 55% oleic acid. These fats, as shown in scientific studies, have a beneficial effect on blood cholesterol. To give you an idea, only virgin olive oil has a higher oleic acid content.
The total proportion of unsaturated fatty acids is greater than 75%, which makes it the most heart-healthy of all known animal fats and even healthier than some of vegetable origin. We owe the credit to the breed of pigs; and their diet based on acorns and grasses.
Another of the properties of this ham is the presence of B vitamins, beneficial for the proper functioning of the nervous system and the brain. The presence of vitamin E, recognized for its antioxidant character and minerals such as copper, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium.
Prepared by Extremiberico, a unique space in Spain in balance with the conservation of the environment. The details make us unique, our Iberian pigs live in freedom, they are the cradle of the best ham on the planet: the heart of Extremadura.
We put our eyes and hands in the whole process; from the care of our mothers, to the meticulous daily controls in the dryer. We bring delicacy and exclusivity of its flavor to its image and presentation.
Nobility is the best definition for this delicacy of exquisite texture and firmness. Seasoned with soft hints of oregano and paprika, which, infiltrated in its lean meat, immediately accentuate and transport its consumer near the Extremadura pastures witness of its aging.
Acorn-fed ham properties
Iberian ham provides proteins, vitamins B1, B6, B12 and folic acid, necessary for a good brain function. It is also rich in vitamin E (antioxidant) and minerals such as copper, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium.
For every 100 grams of acorn-fed Iberian ham, the caloric intake is about 250 kcal, so moderate consumption will not harm low-calorie diets.
Its downside is that it contains salt, but it is the type of ham that has the least of all (between 2.5% and 4.5%), it has 5%.
Ingredients: Whole 100% Iberian acorn ham