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WAHT IS WHITE / SERRANO HAM?

 

WAHT IS IBERICO HAM?

SERRANO comes from the Spanish word SERRANIA.

Serrania means mountain

 

Only in Spain there is the possibility to breeding the"Iberico Racial".

TO be exact, only in southwestern Spain, between the province of Salamanca and Huelva.

Iberico pigs belong to different breeds; Torbiscal, Lampino, Retinto, Entrepelado and Machado de Jabugo.

In Spain there are three different Serrano hams.   There are produced two types of Iberico ham.

1.- The most produced SERRANO hams are based on the "Guaranteed Traditional
Specialty" and are mainly grown with the pig breeds LARGE WHITE AND LAND RACE.

The production is over 30,000,000 hams in Spain.

 

1.- The first type is called "IBERICO DE CEBO HAM". This ham is produced from the mixture between IBERICO and DUROC breeds.

These pigs are bred not in the free DEHESA, only in farms and are ready for slaughter after 18 months.

The production is approximately 9,500,000 per year.

2. The second type of white ham is produced in the province of Granada, in the village of Trevelez in the "Sierra de la Alpujara". This species belongs to the protected geographical indication.

The production is approximately 250,000 hams.

 

2- The real 100% Iberico Bellota Ham is breeding from the same breeds. During the 14 months they reach about 160 kilograms, they enjoy the freedom of DEHESA.

The past 160 days acorns, which is known as the MONTANERA time.

This bellota ham is known as "PATA NEGRA", although not all pigs have black paw.

The production is approximately 450,000 per year.

3.- The third type of white ham can be found in the province of Teruel between Valencia and Zaragoza. Jamón de Teruel since 1981is
the only protected designation of origin of white ham.

The origin is given by
breeding between the indigenous pig, boar DUROC and sow LARGE WHITE.

The production is approximately 500,000 hams.

   

 

100 grams of Serrano ham contains about 240 Kcal.

 

 

100 grams of Iberico ham contains about 300 Kcal.