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Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day pata-negra-ham

Next Thursday, Valentine’s Day. This day we could give our partner a treat. Iberian ham: do you think you will not like it?

With a simple pack or envelope of sliced Iberian ham cut by hand and well presented, you can enjoy together a gourmet product without leaving home. Accompany if you want with other of our Iberian products, with a wine, a champagne, champagne, a little sensuality … and enjoy the moment.

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Words related to the world of the Iberian pig. The “O”

Autumn pata negra ham

Terminologies of the Iberian pig world. The “O”

Oleic

Mono-unsaturated fatty acid, the highest proportion in olive oil and fats of Iberian hams, considered healthy.

Otoñada (Autumn)

Growth period of the grass in the pasture in autumn-winter after the first rains. It is also the amount of grass produced in autumn-winter from which pigs feed in the pasture.

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The salting process of iberian ham

Salted Iberian ham

The salting of the ham is another very important process in obtaining a good flavor and a good texture in a good quality iberian ham.

Salt has been used since time immemorial to preserve fresh produce and try to prolong its shelf life. The salt what it does is to extract the water of the meat and making difficult the proliferation of microorganisms capable of decomposing it.

In Sierra de Jabugo we use only natural sea salt without any type of additive, thus guaranteeing a 100% natural process.

The processes of which it costs, for a good salting after the sacrifice and profiling of the hams and shoulders are:

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Words related to the world of the Iberian pig. The “N”

Christmas pig pata negra hamTerminologies of words, related to the world of the Iberian pig. 

Navideño (Christmas)

In the environment of the Iberian pig of Spain, it is the piglet born in winter that takes advantage of the montanera of the year after birth.

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Labeling according to Spanish quality standard of Iberian ham

Iberian products pata negra ham

The correct labeling according to the Spanish quality standard for ham, shoulder and loin of Iberian loin, should be clear:

Product + Food + Race %

Name of the product that the user buys + Food that has had during part of its life to catalog it + The % of the purity / crossing of the race or the mixture between them.

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