MEAT - MARBELOUS AND HEALTHY!
Because it has a very distinctive taste, and because it is unexpectedly nutricious,
the meat of East Balkan pigs is a great and healthy food choice for the entire family
TASTE AND TEXTURE
Meat of East Balkan pigs has a different taste compared to the meat found at common supermarkets, due to the fact that these animals are highly mobile. The meat has a marble-like texture, i.e. rich of intramuscular fats – thin fatty fibers within the muscles. Those are the fats giving the meat its specific rich texture and a part of its flavor. Its color is very specific, of notably darker, tile nuance.
The meat of the adult animals over 2 years of age is hard, well- structured and very suitable for preparation of meat delicacies (Elena pork leg, dried meats, sausages, etc.)
Fat is grainy, and in the event of abundant acorn pasture for the pigs, it takes a pale yellowish nuance. Unlike intermuscular fats (fats around the muscles) and belly fats which have a low melting point, dorsal fat remains grainy even at higher temperatures and can be used without any additional food preservatives and hardeners for manufacturing of ecologically clean and healthy salami.
Again due to East Balkan pigs’ mobility and preferred food, their meat has proven dietetic properties.
It contains both Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Omega-3 are polyunsaturated fatty acids that, when included in a regular diet, can be wholesome – they help for the reduction of the level of triglycerides and increase the level of the “good” HDL cholesterol, i.e. they are useful for the cardiovascular system.
The ratio between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in the meat of East Balkan pigs is close to the recommended 1:5, or in other words, the cholesterol is really good.
Furthermore, the meat of these pasture animals lacks any artificially added hormones and medications, since animals are not vaccinated and are not treated by anything other than natural herbs. Last but not least, they grow under natural sunlight, and oak or beech shadows, and are free to breathe fresh air.