Pork from Extremadura fed with acorns, paprika, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, marinade and spices.
Benefits, Properties and Uses
Contrary to popular belief, pork is a source of minerals, vitamins and proteins that are of great benefit to the body. Among the important minerals are potassium, phosphorus, zinc and iron, as well as several vitamins of the B group: B1, B3, B6 and B12.
It contains proteins that help in the growth and reinforcement of both bones and muscles of children and babies during the gestation and lactation periods. High-performance athletes can also improve their physical performance by using these proteins because they give them vitality and help strengthen their muscle mass.
Furthermore, the pigs from which the meat for the ham is extracted are fed with acorns, making the meat contains all the benefits acorns have got.
This is why the meat has a lot of dietary fibre which is ideal for improving intestinal transit, especially to those who suffer from problems related to constipation and abdominal distension.
Acorn is also a good regulator of blood glucose levels, ideal to those with diabetes; those without the disease can still consume it because it helps prevent the onset of the disease.
Pork meat itself contains a certain amount of unsaturated fat which is very effective in keeping blood cholesterol levels in balance. This benefit is reinforced by the acorn the animal has eaten, as acorn is composed of high levels of unsaturated fat.
Iberian acorn-fed ham is elaborated with the meat of pigs that have been fed with acorns and other products of natural origin. These pigs do a lot of exercise because they are raised in freedom; the acorn helps them to infiltrate fat into their muscles, making the ham oily and very aromatic.
How is Iberian acorn-fed ham prepared?
The product has been elaborated with iberian purebred pigs reared in freedom in Extremadura pastures (50% iberian purebred). Its texture, flavour, infiltrated fat, aromas and those intense sensations make it unique and one of the delights of Spanish gastronomy.
The product is presented sliced to make your work in the kitchen easier. And it was vacuum-packed to preserve its flavour and to make the product last longer.
The ham has been cured for forty months. The taste and sweetness is thanks to the meticulous selection process to which the pieces have been submitted by ham expert staff.
The most famous recipes with Iberian acorn-fed ham
This product is ideal to be eaten alone or as a companion to a portion of bread and other foods.
It is also the ideal ingredient for preparing certain sauces or stews. However, our recommendation is to use Iberian acorn-fed ham to reinforce or enhance the flavour of peas and lentils.
Contraindications or cautions
Pork consumption should be limited, as it can cause gastrointestinal discomfort due to high concentrations of protein and minerals.