Iberian Ham, the best spanish ham

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The iberian spanish ham is an exquisite delicacy ideal for daily consumption as well as for events of high standing. In Spanish Ham our iberian hams have a spectacular texture, flavor and aroma varying according to their specific characteristics, which are defined by the Iberian pigs from which they come, their racial purity, their food base, the space available for daily exercise And by the own productive processes in factory.

In Spain, in order to safeguard quality standards, a number of standards have been established, which establish the following system for the labeling of Iberian hams:

Types of Iberian hams according to the label

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Iberian Ham Black Label

The black label is used to label 100% Iberian bellota ham, also called black pata ham and previously pure acorn Iberian ham. These Spanish hams are the Iberian hams of the highest quality.
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Iberian Ham Red Label

The red label is used to label the acorn iberian hams with a minimum Iberian racial percentage of 50%. These Iberian hams are of exceptional quality, being the most demanded of the market.
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Iberian Ham Green Label

The green label is used to label field bait iberian hams. These Iberian hams come from pigs raised in freedom so their hams obtain exceptional characteristics.
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Iberian Ham White Label

The white label is used to classify bait Iberian hams, these Iberian hams are obtained from pigs fed with high quality feeds obtaining hams ideal for daily consumption.

Information on the types of Iberian hams

Below we offer information on each type of Iberian ham. This information will help you to know how to select which Iberian ham is best suited to your needs and do not forget that in case of any doubt you can contact us and we will solve it.

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The 100% iberian acorn spanish ham is the highest quality iberian ham. This ham corresponds to the previously called Iberian ham of pure acorn or the present black leg ham.

These hams come from 100% Iberian pigs that have been bred and fed freely in the pasture with acorns, natural grasses and aromatic herbs during the montanera.

As these Iberian pigs need a large number of acorns for fattening and daily exercise to obtain a vein and an ideal grease, has been established approximately one hectare area for each Iberian pig depending on the density of oaks, cork oaks, etc.

As for the nomenclature ham of black leg, use has been restricted, being able to only denominate in this way to this type of pure iberian hams of acorn.

How do I differentiate a acorn 100% iberian ham from the rest?

There are basically 3 main characteristics that allow us to differentiate the types of Iberian hams: the morphological characteristics of ham, fat and weight.

Label:

  • Black color: this label attests that ham is 100% Iberian acorn, but we recommend taking into account the following two characteristics when selecting your hams.

Morphological characteristics:

  • More stylized ham with thin cane: 100% Iberian acorn hams are more elongated and stylized thanks to the daily work done in the field and to the nature of this breed.
  • Elongated and rounded hoof: on the hoof of these hams you should note the wear of your hooves caused when walking through the field with freedom.

External fat of the ham:

  • Fat texture: 100% Iberian acorn ham has a soft touch fat that sinks easily under pressure, quickly recovering its original state at the end of it.
  • Color of fat: 100% Iberian acorn ham has a dark yellow, gold colored outer fat, denoting that it has received adequate acorn-based food during its mound.

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The iberian acorn ham is an iberian ham of excellent quality. This ham of bellota is one of the jewels of the Spanish gastronomy being used for the majority of events of high standing.

These hams come from Iberian pigs with a racial percentage of 50% and 75% of purity that have been bred and fed freely in the pasture with acorns, natural grasses and aromatic herbs during the montanera.

As these iberian pigs need a large number of acorns for fattening and daily exercise to obtain a vein and an ideal grease, has been established approximately one hectare area for each Iberian pig depending on the density of oaks, cork oaks, etc.

In short, this is a gourmet ham with extraordinary organoleptic properties ideal for the most demanding palates.

How do I differentiate an acorn iberian ham from the rest?

There are basically 3 main characteristics that allow us to differentiate the types of Iberian hams: the morphological characteristics of ham, fat and weight.

Label:

  • Red color: this label attests that ham is Iberian acorn, but we recommend taking into account the following two characteristics when selecting your hams.

Morphological characteristics:

  • Stylized ham with thin cane: Iberian acorn hams are elongated and stylized thanks to the daily work done in the field and the nature of this Iberian breed, but the cross (usually with Duroc) gives it a larger size, and between a lower Iberian percentage Less stylized will be the hams and less thin the cane.
  • Elongated and rounded hoof: on the hoof of these hams you should note the wear of your hooves caused when walking through the field with freedom.

External fat of the ham:

  • Fat texture: the Iberian acorn ham has a soft fat to the touch and that sink easily with the pressure, quickly recovering its original state at the end of it.
  • Color of the fat: the Iberian acorn ham has a dark yellow, gold color external fat, denoting that it has received adequate acorn-based food during its mound.

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The iberian field bait ham is a very good quality Iberian ham. This ham is ideal for any type of family event being a great ham with a more affordable price.

These hams come from pigs of Iberian breed with a minimum racial percentage of 50%, being up to 100%, raised and fattened in extensive by natural grasses and aromatic herbs.

As these Iberian pigs do not need acorns for their fattening, the norm establishes a greater number of them per hectare, since the main purpose is that they carry out daily exercise to obtain a veined and a greased fat of greater quality.

How do I differentiate a field bait iberian ham from the rest?

There are basically 3 main characteristics that allow us to differentiate the types of Iberian hams: the morphological characteristics of ham, fat and weight.

Label:

  • Green color: this label attests that ham is Iberian field bait, but we recommend taking into account the following two characteristics when selecting your hams.

Morphological characteristics:

  • Stylized ham with fine cane: field bait hams vary their stylized according to the Iberian racial percentage, being more stylized and with finer cane the closer they are to the 100% Iberian.
  • Elongated and rounded hoof: on the hoof of these hams you should note the wear of your hooves caused when walking through the field with freedom.

External fat of the ham:

  • Fat texture: Iberian field bait ham has a grease that is less soft to the touch and sinks less easily under pressure, recovering its original state more slowly at the end.
  • Color of the fat: the field bait hams, since they do not have acorns in their diet, they have an external fat that is lighter yellow in color to the gold color of the acorns, being this a fundamental point to know the feed received in the field .

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The iberian bait ham is the iberian ham of lower quality among which establishes the standard of the Iberian ham. This ham is ideal for daily consumption due to its lower price and great organoleptic qualities.

These hams come from pigs with a minimum racial percentage of 50%, being able to reach 100% that have been raised and fed in intensive in feed-based feedlot with a composition based on legumes and cereals.

It is very important to know how to differentiate the Iberian acorn hams from the Iberian bait hams, since the quality difference is quite large and its external morphological characteristics allow such differentiation.

How do I differentiate a bait iberian ham from the rest?

There are basically 3 main characteristics that allow us to differentiate the types of Iberian hams: the morphological characteristics of ham, fat and weight.

Label:

  • White color: this label attests that the ham is iberian bait, but we recommend taking into account the following two characteristics when selecting your hams.

Morphological characteristics:

  • Stylized ham with less thin reed: field bait hams are more or less elongated and stylized according to the Iberian racial portion of ham. The higher percentage of iberian breed the finer the cane and the more stylized the ham, but always less than the rest of iberians as they do not have the ground to perform daily exercise and have a less fattening period.
  • Long but not rounded hoof: in the hoof of these hams it is noticed that they have not done much field exercise, the tips being without rounding.

External fat of the ham:

  • Fat Texture: Iberian bait ham has a thicker, harder and more resistant fat due to a feed in the absence of acorns.
  • Color of fat: due to the absence of acorns in the food, these hams have an outer fat with a lighter yellow hue, differing to a large extent from the gold color of pure acorn Iberian hams.
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