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Free-Range Kurobuta Pork Shank Eisbein from Hokkaido (500g)

Horizon Farms
PK323

A whole skinless pork shank, aka Eisbein from 100% Kurobuta. Kurobuta pork is juicy, well-marbled, and has a superior flavor. This pork shank is made for slow cooking methods only. One whole pork shank weighs approx. 500g (1.1lbs). Might have a very small amount of typical Kurobuta bristle (stiff animal hair) attached - this is very natural and is not a safety or quality issue. Please note this item is limited in availability due to the small family farm's capacity.

100% full-blooded Kurobuta pork is well-known for superior quality, juiciness, flavor, and marbling. Kurobuta is slightly darker in color and richer in flavor. The Kurobuta pigs from the Nakano farm are raised on open pasture in the idyllic Tokachi region of Hokkaido which provides the perfect conditions for raising pigs as nature intended. The pigs are free to forage and wallow on open pasture and are raised slowly with love and respect by the Nakano family for 12 months which is double the time of conventional factory-farmed pigs. It goes without saying that the pigs are raised without antibiotics or growth-promoting hormones. All feed is locally produced and sourced. All images are actual images of the family farm. See below.


Contents

Contents 1 pack 
Weight 500g (1.1lbs.)
Serves Serves 1-2

Shipping & Handling

Shipping Shipping and delivery is frozen
Handling Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
Defrosting Time In the fridge: approx. 48h
In ice-water: Not recommended
Cooking Method Slow cooking only
Expiration Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 2 days.

 

Details

Also known as Pork shank, Eisbein, pork leg, pork feet
Ingredients Pork
Country of Origin Hokkaido, Japan
Cut from Legs
Processing undertaken Skin removal (In rare cases, there might be still a little pig hair left)
Packaging Vacuum packed

Nakano Kurobuta Farm

✔ All year free-range raised in the great outdoors of Tokachi, Hokkaido. The pigs forage around freely and wallow in the mineral-rich natural soil.

✔ Fed locally produced and sourced wheat, potatoes, corns, and yams.

✔ Raised slowly with respect, care, and love for 12 months which is twice the time of conventional factory-farmed pigs.

✔ No growth hormones, no subtherapeutic use of antibiotics - ever!

✔ Kurobuta Berkshire pork traits are known for juiciness and tenderness due to the well-balanced marbling and fine grain.


At A Glance

Pork Breed 100% Fullblooded Kurobuta Berkshire (see certificate here)
Region Tokachi, Hokkaido, Japan
Breeding All year free-range
Feeding Locally produced wheat, potatoes, corns, and yams
Raised by Kenji Nakano
Farming Experience 10 years
Traceability 100% fully traceable from farm to fork
Hormones Never
Subtherapeutic Antibiotics Use Never
  

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