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PARMA HAM PDO
Prosciutto di Parma
Its appearance, sound, smell, feel and taste causes
Parma cured ham to alter the whole concept of perception. The enjoyment of the taste buds is an
end result of a triumphant pleasure of the senses…
Parma cured ham remains a strong pointof the Italian food tradition.
Guaranteed by a proper consortium(Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma) that protects and controls production and quality, Parma cured ham assures all its lovers(from the inexperienced cook to the chef of the most prestigious restaurant) an unmistakable success.
We all know that Parma cured ham is something very special:genuine, nutritionally balanced average energy value 100 gr.: 325 K. calories equal to 1333 KJ, average nutritional value per 100 gr.:
It is sweet and savoury at the same time (thanks to skilful tricks regarding salting and maturing), it issuitable for the most varied possibilities and preparations, ranging from thequick and straight forward bread roll prepared in the afternoon to the mostelaborate and refined menus.
What the average consumer is not normally awareof is about the history of Parma cured ham, its nameof origin and the secrets involved in presenting and enjoying this speciality to its best.
Parma cured ham is “GOOD TO EAT” (Regarding all aspects!):this is our conclusion and we wish youall a good “start”….....
INFORMATION AND CURIOSITIES
Prosciutto di Parma is the leading brand of typical Italian wine and food products. Chianti is second, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is third.
There are less harmful fats in the pigs, thanks to new farming techniques – ever with natural products. Therefore, Prosciutto di Parma has less saturated fats and more nutritional value.
There is ever less salt in Prosciutto di Parma. It has dropped by 15% in the last 20 years. Therefore, Prosciutto di Parma is always becoming sweeter.