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Surely you have heard someone talk about Pata Negra ham and you have wondered, is it the same Pata Negra as Iberian hamIberian ham (jamón ibérico) is a culinary tradition in Spa... More? The answer is NO and there’s no one better than us, masters in this field and ham lovers for years, to explain everything you need to know about the differences! Are Iberian Ham and Iberian Bellota HamThe Iberico de Bellota ham is the best ham in the the world,... the same thing? Well, they are different, but what they have in common is that they are both from the Iberian breedThe Iberian pig is a breed of pig originating from the Iberi... More. In this video you will find more answers. Let’s go there!
The Iberian ham is all the curedWhen we talk about curing in gastronomy we are talking about... ham that is obtained from the meat of the Iberian pigsThe Iberian pig is an animal of the porcine breed, the name ... which are typical of our peninsula; And its distinguishing feature with respect to other pigThe pig is a wonderful animal that is part of the famous Med... breeds is that it is the only animal capable of infiltrating the fatThe bacon of the ham/jamón is the layer of fat that covers ... More into the muscle, hence the unique juiciness that characterises its ham. And its distinguishing feature with respect to other pig breeds is that it is the only animal capable of infiltrating the fat into the muscle, hence the unique juiciness that characterises its ham.
The breed is Iberian but can be more or less pure depending on the percentage of the mother’s Iberian breed, which determines it. Following these aspects we can distinguish between:
Regardless of both aspects, the Iberian ham brings together all the varieties of cured pigs from the Iberian Peninsula. Yet the Pata Negra refers only to that 100% Iberian ham, considered to be of the highest qualityThe assessment of the quality of Iberian ham/jamón is based... More.
Most importantly, it is popularly known as Pata Negra to the 100% Iberico Bellota ham, i.e, that which is obtained from pigs fed on acorns and natural herbs, who have made the montanera seasonSpanish Jamón is a product that is consumed all year round,... More and who are descended from two Iberian progenitors.
The colour of their hoof is the reason why they are called by this name. Nevertheless it should be noted that it does not always have to be black. Some pigs of other species, such as Duroc, may also have a hoof of this colour. On the other hand, sometimes those of the breed of our peninsula may not have this color, although it is unusual. Therefore, this genetic factor cannot help us to distinguish between a pig of the Iberian breed and another of another species, the best thing is to look at the composition of the leg. If it is long and stylish, it will be Iberian.
The Pata Negra ham is of the highest quality but in Enrique Tomás we always say that there are no Iberian hamsHam is one of the star products of the Spanish gastronomy, a... better than others. You will actually like them more or less depending on your taste, the best ham is the one you like the most!. The 50% Iberico de Cebo has a milder and less oily taste than the Pata Negra ham. The diet based on acornThe sugar from acorns is an important component in the produ... More favors the infiltration of fat in the muscle of the Iberian pigs. The 50% Iberico de Cebo is obtained from pigs fed with feedIberian pig feed should be of high quality and consist of a ... More that, in addition, only have one father of this species being generally the mother. Therefore, although they will make the fat infiltration in the same way, the final result will be a less juicy meat than other Iberian types.
Certainly it is not, but you don’t have to buy pata negra to enjoy a good Iberian ham. If you are looking for a soft and not very oily product, the 50% Iberico de Cebo is the best option while if you want one with a little more flavour and nuances, the 75% Iberico de Bellota is what you need. As you can see, there are as many as tastes, so be the one to decide which ham is the best.
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