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The World's Most Expensive Ham on Sale at Selfridges

By: Marissa Liu - Published: Jan 19, 2010 • References: news.bbc and bornrich.org
A 7 kg (15 lbs) piece of ham is currently being sold at British retailer Selfridges for the hefty price of $2,940. The world’s most expensive ham comes with its own DNA certificate.

This proof of authenticity boasts that the ham leg comes from a Spanish black Iberico pig raised by pig farmer and ham enthusiast Manuel Maldonaout. The pigs are fed on an exclusive diet of acorns and roots so that the meat has a distinctive flavor and a texture that melts in your mouth.