American Mangalitsa Breeders Association 

Benefits of Mangalitsa

When you first see Mangalitsa pork, you are surprised to see so much beautiful pure white fat.  It is perhaps the best fat on any domesticated animal.  What’s often misunderstood is that there are different types of fat.  Because of its unique genetics, when allowed to mature at a natural rate, the Mangalitsa creates mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and its high in omega fatty acids. (1)

When you first see Mangalitsa pork, you are surprised to see so much beautiful pure white fat.  It is perhaps the best fat on any domesticated animal.  What’s often misunderstood is that there are different types of fat.  Because of its unique genetics, when allowed to mature at a natural rate, the Mangalitsa creates mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and its high in omega fatty acids. (1)

Nutritionists call omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids “essential” fats for good reason. The human body needs them for many functions, from building healthy cells to maintaining brain and nerve function. Our bodies can’t produce them. The only source is food.  These unsaturated fats are important for another reason. There’s growing evidence that they help lower the risk of heart disease. Some studies suggest these fats may also protect against type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and age-related brain decline. (2)

(1)     Møsefund Farm 

(2)     Guide to a Healthy Kitchen by Peter Jaret, WebMD