Can Tià and Sa Caldera Cured Meats are members of the Mallorca Sobrasada Regulatory Council. This organization ensures the quality and purity of traditional sobrasada as well as defending the rights and interests of consumers and manufacturers.
This week, the Regulatory Council took measures to defend these interests following the publication of a WHO report into the consumption of red meat and cured meats. Sobrasada and traditional cured meats form part of the Mediterranean diet and are sources of protein, minerals and fat. They should be consumed in moderation and be purchased from accredited traditional manufacturers that understand the importance of correct production methods and of using meat from properly fed pigs.
According to our director, Antònia Torres, the WHO study can be placed in the context of the situation in Anglo-Saxon countries, most notably the United States of America, where the daily consumption of processed meats is increasing annually while the consumption of fresh vegetables is decreasing.
Sobrasada has been an integral part of the diet of Mallorcan farmers for centuries along with other healthy dishes such as borret, tumbet and stews. To date, a moderate consumption has always been the sign of a balanced diet as well as being a source of great pleasure. If you have any doubts about including sobrasada in your diet, please consult your family doctor.