trivia… Parma ham (Prosciutto di parma): why is it so called?

Parma ham: here is a first fun-fact about the name…

There are several theories about its origin, but the one validated by the Consortium has it that the name comes from the Latin “perexsuctum”, which means “dried up”.

Indeed – during the aging process – the salt percentage increases and the meat gets dry, due to a considerable loss of water.

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