Elite Spanish jamon is under threat
January 30, 2023 | Enterteiment | No Comments|
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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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