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Anfu ham in Anfu County, Jiangxi province, China
Anfu ham in Anfu County, Jiangxi province, China
Cooked anfu ham
Cooked anfu ham

Anfu ham (Chinese: 安福火腿; pinyin: Ānfú huǒtuǐ) is a type of dry-cured ham named after the town of Anfu in Jiangxi, China, where it originated.[1] The ham gets its flavor from being salted and smoked and can be eaten on its own or used to add flavor to dishes.[1] It is made in Anfu and other locations.[2]

Anfu ham originates from the Qin Dynasty. In 1915, Anfu ham was featured in the Panama–Pacific International Exposition.[3] Its skin is very thin but the meat is very thick. It is red with a yellowish tint.[2], a project of the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and the China Daily, described its shape as being "like willow leaves".[3] Anfu ham can remain edible for years.[2]

See also

Chinese hams


  1. ^ a b Isacs, John H. (January 16, 2014). "How to match dry-cured swine with perfect wine". Shanghai Daily. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "江西:名优特产安福金品火腿 Archived 2014-09-13 at the Wayback Machine." Chinese International Agricultural Trade Fair (中国国际农产品交易会). 2010-10-20. Retrieved on September 13, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Chinese Ham You Never Know Before Archived September 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine." Archived October 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China/China Daily. Retrieved on September 14, 2014.

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