Pancetta bacon – salted cured and air-dried before being lightly smoked. It can be consumed as smoked, boiled, fried and baked and is a great addition to other dishes. It needs to be salted for 2 to 3 weeks, and then lightly smoked for about 2 weeks.
Pancetta is one of the oldest cured meat products, originating from the period of 1500 BC. It is a kind of fine food consumed for a gourmet’s delight only. It contains a significant amount of selenium and is rich in phosphorus.