Nero Siciliano

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Country Italy, I
Location North East Coast of Sicily
Species Pig
Synonyms Nero dei Nebrodi Nero delle Madonie Nero dell'Etna
Management semi-feral
Population size approx. 2000
Morphology small, black, similar to wild boar
Remarks Its extinction would represent a big loss for the genetic heritage, the local economy, and our gastronomy, since Nebrodi Black Pig gives top-quality meat. The cuts are eaten fresh or processed - the product is sold from October to April - into salami, ham, bacon, etc. Festivals dedicated to this pig are held every year in Maniace, Caronia, Longi, and Cesaṛ.
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