Five star Mangalista pigs are 100% Mangalista and are raised on a all natural Barley and Wheat grain. There are no hormones or anti-biotics. Are pigs are not given any vaccinations and are wormed with a natural wormer. The pigs are raised in the pasture and are supplemented with acorns and walnuts.
You will find the pigs easy to raise, very friendly and love company.
This breed is unlike any pig , known as the “Kobe Beef of Pork”, their genetics remain untouched since the breed’s creation in 1833. This is a rare pig and the demand for the meat by restaurants exceeds the supply available.
Just look on Amazon for the meat. A 14lb ham goes for $285, 2 lbs of bacon, $40! And it’s worth it!
We have all sizes and ages available. We do not sell breeding stock. All males are cut.
PureMangalitsa.com for a great history of the mangalista and cookbook, “The Mangalista Pig, Royalty is coming to America.”
Mangalista is deep red in color, closer to beef that whatever passes for pork these days. The soft fat tastes more like cream or butter. The lard is famous for its incredible taste and used for baking.
When you first see Mangalitsa pork, you are surprised to see so much beautiful pure white fat. It is perhaps the best fat on any domesticated animal. What’s often misunderstood is that there are different types of fat. Because of its unique genetics, when allowed to mature at a natural rate, the Mangalitsa creates mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and its high in omega fatty acids.
Nutritionists call omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids “essential” fats for good reason. The human body needs them for many functions, from building healthy cells to maintaining brain and nerve function. Our bodies can’t produce them. The only source is food. These unsaturated fats are important for another reason. There’s growing evidence that they help lower the risk of heart disease. Some studies suggest these fats may also protect against type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and age-related brain decline.