Cerdo Iberico : Special: Iberian Pork
The Iberico pig
( Pata Negra ) is a pig , which only occurs in the Iberian Peninsula ( Spain ) and comes from the Mediterranean boar. It differs from other varieties by the dark color and fine construction . Particularly in metabolism is that it’s quite late in the growth cycle of fat accumulates . As a result, this pig is able to adapt to the environment where it is raised , which is called by the Spaniards. ” La dehesa ” located on This area stretches along the Portuguese border , of Cadiz in the south to Salamanca in the north.
The dehesa boasts one of the most beautiful ecosystems , where forests , pastures and livestock are a natural balance . The trees are frequent here are the famous stone and cork oaks . They provide the specific nutrition of the pig, the fed ‘s ( acorns ) . When ripe acorns fall is this pig around and takes his muzzle the acorn hard indigestible peel . A healthy animal will eat 6 to 10 pounds of acorns per day supplemented with grass and tubers . In the period when the acorns are ripe is a pig called a kilo per day in weight and weighs as the last 160 to 180 pounds.
The products obtained from the flesh of the Iberian pig fit into what is called ” Mediterranean food culture .” This is part of a healthy diet and partly a way of life , in which natural products with a taste play an essential role .
As far as taste similar to nothing
The taste is a personal experience . Advance can be said that the meat in taste can be compared with nothing. The meat comes into its own as the à point ( baked pink ) is prepared and will undoubtedly be a huge surprise and enrichment for any culinary enthusiast whatsoever.
Properties and Health
These Iberian products , like olive oil , rich in monounsaturated fats. This all has a positive effect on the fats that are present in our blood and ensures that both the total cholesterol levels in the blood , as well as the LDL – cholesterol, the bad cholesterol. This one runs on eating meat from the Iberian pig is not the risks that exist when eating meat containing saturated fats .