Curiosities and properties: Sobrasada

Curiosities and properties: Sobrasada

Mallorcan sobrasada is a speciality that has been part of the Mediterranean diet since the 16th century. And, like the rest of the Mallorcan sausages, it is made with high-quality fresh meat that preserves all its nutritional properties following traditional methods. Curiosities and properties: Sobrasada.

Curiosities and properties of sobrasada from Mallorca

One of the most notable curiosities about this delicacy is that, at first, it did not have that characteristic orange colour. It was only a little later that our ancestors discovered that this sausage was better preserved if they added paprika, which is rich in antioxidants, but this is not it’s only benefit. 

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, this food has a large amount of proteins of high biological value, sodium, phosphorus, and above all vitamins of the B group. Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12. Sobrasada de Mallorca is a nutritionally very rich food, as well as having an incredible flavour.

Other sausages from Ramaders Agrupats

However, there are other Mallorcan sausages that you should know about. Butifarrón and camaiot are made with fresh Mallorcan pork.

Mallorcan butifarrón

Mallorcan butifarrón is either black or white. It is made with pork offal and pork meat. Both can be eaten raw or grilled. Nowadays, there are many specialities that have incorporated one of the two into their recipes.

They are rich in proteins of high biological value.

Mallorcan camaiot

Mallorcan camaiot is one of the oldest sausages on the island. It is thought to have been made by the first settlers. It consists of a kind of amorphous bag stuffed with lean meat and pork bacon, seasoned with pepper to a greater extent. It is one of the most aromatic sausages available and can be eaten raw, although it is already cooked, or roasted.

In terms of nutrients, it is a great source of protein and contains no sugars.

Menorcan cheese

We cannot finish this article without mentioning Menorcan cheese. It is an artisan cheese, made with the best cow’s milk.

If you don’t like cured cheese, you will love Menorcan soft cheese. It is very aromatic and a little salty. If, on the other hand, you like more mature cheeses, you have many options that you can try on our website, such as the mature cheese La Payesa or the semi-cured cheese Coinga, among others. Both have the Mahón-Menorca designation of origin, a food of fantastic quality and flavour.

As you can see, the art of preserving is an ancestral art on the islands. There is not only sobrasada de Mallorca, there are many specialities that you should try, so place your order!