A traditionally cured whole ham weighing between 15-20 pounds. Perfect for a family get together or holiday, or even baking to slice for fresh "deli" ham for sandwiches.
Although smoked, this is not a cooked product and you'll want to make sure you cook it to an internal temperature of 145 degrees as the guideline set by the USDA. Easy to bake it whole in the oven, just make sure to cover to it retain the moisture and keep an eye on the internal temperature so it doesn't dry out. Many people add broth or water in the base of the roasting pan to help "steam" the ham, or add moisture rich sweet foods to the exterior such as pineapple rings.
Cured with water, salt, potassium lactate, dextrose, modified potato starch, dehydrated pork stock, natural flavors, sodium phosphates, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrate. In case you're wondering, yes this product does contain nitrates as a brined/cured item. Nitrates come in many forms and if you eat things like ham, hot dogs, and salami you are usually eating nitrates, sometimes even if the label says uncured or no nitrates added. These items come in many label forms such as "saltpeter" or "celery powder" (celery is grown in nitrate infused soils to absorb it in high levels for processing and adding to food). The good news is meat products are only a small portion of your daily nitrate intake, as most of the nitrates we consume in our everyday diets come from vegetables. If you would prefer to choose nitrate free items we do offer those- check out our nitrate free hams! You can also purchase uncured items to season at home as well; many of our customers purchase cuts to cure and brine at home!