Elite Spanish jamon is under threat

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 Elite Spanish jamon under threat

High-end Spanish jamón ibérico bellota is under threat due to the climate crisis.

Rising temperatures and low rainfall are endangering a key ingredient in pig diets, acorns, The Guardian reports. .

There are many varieties of jamon in Spain, but ibérico bellota enjoys special respect and is sold at a price of more than 100 euros per kilogram.

Iberian pigs fed a special type of acorn in their last month of life.

However, due to an unusually hot and dry summer, acorn yields have declined. .

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