Our hogs have more space to roam and are able to forage for a variety of foods including grasses, roots, and insects.
As a result, they tend to be healthier and their meat has a more complex flavor than pork from CAFO–raised pigs.
☆ The complex flavor of heritage pork is the result of the animal's diet and lifestyle. Heritage-breed pigs are able to forage for a variety of foods, including grasses, roots, and insects.
☆ This diet results in pork that is less fatty and has more omega-3 fatty acids than pork. The meat of a heritage breed pig is highly prized for its tenderness and flavor.
☆ These pigs have been bred over time so they contain more fat than regular swine which makes them perfect to cook at higher temperatures or put in recipes where the juiciness matters most like scrapple!
☆ Not only does this mean that the meat is incredibly flavorful, but also that it can be cooked in a variety of ways to bring out different aspects of its taste.
☆ When grilling, for example, the fat bastes the meat and infuses it with flavor; when slow-roasting, the pork becomes meltingly tender.