SELECTA chestnut-fed pigs are the result of the crossing of rustic selected breeds. The result is meat with a good degree of fat infiltration, an unmistakable flavor and a much more flavorful and juicy texture.
We feed them naturally with traditional cereals as barley and wheat, together with chestnuts, a very special and traditional ingredient in Galicia. We add them to their diet during the last months of fattening. Therefore, our meat has a delicious –slightly sweet– flavor, as well as healthier nutritional properties, with higher levels of fatty acids, both mono and polyunsaturated acids (the healthy ones).
Every chestnut given to Selecta pigs comes from Galicia. Collected at the right season time, they are peeled, cooked and frozen so they are available the whole year.
Restarting the Galician tradition of feeding pigs with chestnuts in the open air, as it had always been done in the Galician countryside. We fatten them slowly, unhurriedly, in smaller farms, where our own farmers take care of them with full respect. With a smaller density of animals per farm, they can go outdoors, thus guaranteeing natural light and free movement, which contributes to animal welfare and meat quality.
Perfect for Shabu Shabu, Hotpot , Stir fry. Pair with a garlic & onion dipping sauce for the perfect harmony of meat and sauce
500g per pkt