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Glossary of Spanish Food Words

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Word or Term Definition
jabalí wild boar
jamon de York mild,cured and cooked ham.
jamon iberico cured ham from the cerdo Ibérico - black hoofed (pata negra) pigs.
jamon iberico de bellota dry cured ham from free range black hoofed Cerdo Ibérico pigs, who, prior to being sacrificed, are finished with an unlimited diet of acorns from holm oak and cork trees growing in the Dehesa forest / meadows.
jamon serrano dry cured mountain ham, similar to prosciutto, but has significantly less salt and fat. A staple of the Spanish diet
jarra graduada measuring cup
jerez sherry
judias white beans, similar to limas
jugo/zumo juice
jugoso juicy