The Tasty, Wooly Mangalitsa

In the 19th century, Hungarian nobles tasked themselves with creating a supremely delicious meat. After cross-breeding a wild boar with a pig, they produced a mangalitsa. The meat of the mangalitsa was especially delicious because it was extra fatty.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Hungarian nobles in the 19th century tried to breed a tastier with pig with more lard and created the mangalitsa. 00:25

  2. Mangalitsas are wooly pigs that are the result of cross-breeding a wild boar with a pig. 00:42

  3. There are around 50,000 mangalitsa pigs being raised today. 01:33

Written by Curiosity Staff July 9, 2015