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Famous Spanish “Jamon”


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Famous Spanish “Jamon”

donaldcarter55 | | Apr 15, 2010 05:10 AM

Hi I am new to this Grate food forum in my first post in this board I have grate information to share you about “jamon” its a kind of food .
Jamon is the cured leg of a pig of which there are many varieties the most famous being Jamon Serrano and the Jamon Iberico. The different classifications depend on the type of pig, what it is fed on and its location.

Jamon Iberico

The Iberian pig produces the most famous of the range of spanish cured hams. Only the meat that comes from an Iberian pig can be called Jamon Iberico or pata negra which means black leg.
Jamon Iberico is divided into three categories

· Jamon Iberico de Bellota
· Jamon Iberico de Recebo
· Jamon Iberico

Jamon Iberico is the best quality and comes from free range pigs that live in the mountains and graze on bellotas the fruit of the holm oak tree.

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