The Iberian hog

The Iberian hog

Who doesn't know the world's famous air-dried ham named Jamón de Pata Negra, also known as Jamón Ibérico de Bellota? What makes this ham so special is its origin. It comes from the Iberian hog, which is commonly known as "black pig".

The Iberian hog is a semi-wild breed and mostly in south-western Spain (Andalusia, Extremadura) and Portugal (Alentejo) at home.

Iberian hog in nature

Characteristic of the "Cerdo Ibérico" (its Spanish name) is that it is almost exclusively kept in nature. This half wild pig with their typical black bristles lives carefree in cork oak and holm oak woods and feeds on acorns, grasses and herbs.

 

This particular nutrition of the Iberian hog gives its meat a unique nutty flavor. Grazing with generous space also ensures that valuable fat is stored in the animal's muscles. This gives the meat a healthy, marbled texture, as it is also known from the famous Kobe cattle.

The Iberian hog is perfect for our dry dogfood, because its flesh has a number of outstanding properties: it is particularly low in cholesterol and has a high content of unsaturated fatty acids. Among others it also contains folic acid, vitamin E, and B, as well as numerous minerals such as copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus.
 

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