Propiedades de los Ibéricos

Properties of the Iberian

Products derived from the Iberian pig are part of what is known today as the "Mediterranean Diet" .

Although there is no specific definition, this diet implies two things: eating a healthy diet and leading a way of life in which natural products play an important role. Many of the foods from this diet, such as olive oil, avocado, nuts and, of course, ham, contain a considerable amount of oleic acid.

What is oleic acid?

Oleic acid is an unsaturated fat that accounts for up to 50% of the total fat in Iberian products. It is called that way because it is the major fatty acid in olive oil.

Some studies, including the Predimed study , have confirmed that eating foods rich in oleic acid is linked to a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, since replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet contributes to maintaining normal blood cholesterol levels

more protein than fat

In fact, Iberian ham provides us with much more protein than fat. Like all cured products, it concentrates its nutrients while reducing its water content, which is why in just 100 grams of ham we find more than 60 grams of protein.

The quantity/quality ratio of protein in Iberian pork meat has a high biological value.

Regarding vitamins , all the products derived from the Iberian pig have a high content of group B vitamins, especially B1, B3 and B12, essential for energy metabolism, functioning of the nervous and immune systems, while reducing the tiredness and fatigue and contribute to normal psychological function and red blood cell formation

Finally, it should be noted that all Iberian pig products have a high mineral content such as phosphorus, selenium and zinc, and are a source of iron and potassium. On many occasions these minerals are difficult to find in other foods.

Gluten-free and lactose-free 

For our artisans it has always been essential that our products can be consumed by everyone, which is why they make a product free of allergens, gluten-free and lactose-free, since as we know food intolerances have emerged in recent years.

Apart from being beneficial for the body, the best thing is that the ham, sausages and Iberian meat is that everyone can eat them and we already know that the important thing about these products is to share them.

So we have that the "Mediterranean Diet" is a healthy diet that gives priority to natural products and many of them are rich in oleic acid, a very beneficial component for health that produces an infinite number of positive effects on the body.

It has been shown that all the products that come from the Iberian pig are highly healthy. They provide the necessary nutrients for day to day and the most important thing is that they are delicious.