For wealthy Chinese, Iberian ham has been in high demand since the reversal of import duties for the famous Spanish Jamón ibérico. Keen appetite for the meat has boosted prices for this delicacy by ten percent. A 7.5 kilogramme leg of the delicacy costs between 150 and 600 euros, depending on the type. Ham from acorn-fed pigs is the most popular among Chinese.
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