The world's most expensive ham goes on sale Monday at a posh food store in London. Each Albarragena ham leg is wrapped in a special apron made by a Spanish tailor. Given the $3,000 price tag, the hams come with DNA certificates — proving the meat comes from pigs fed on wild grasses, roots and acorns who roam freely in the fields of western Spain.
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. Im Renee Montagne.
The worlds priciest ham goes on sale today at a posh food store in London. One hundred ham legs, and all each with a price with $3,000. The hams are wrapped in special aprons made by a Spanish tailor. They come with DNA certificates proving that the meats comes from pigs fed on wild grasses and acorns who roam freely in the fields of western Spain, each guided by its own private swine herder.
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