Sobrassada is the best souvenir for the meat lovers! The most famous meat delicacy of Majorca is pork sausage called “sobrassada”. Locals make this sausage from black pig meat, chopping it to the consistency of pâté and adding salt, paprika, spicy red and black pepper to the mincemeat. The mass is placed in a natural casing and has been dried for a few months in the room. Black pigs have been raised in the Balearic Islands for more, than 7 thousand years. Mallorcan farmers enter into agreements with the owners of fig plantations on the walking of pigs in their possessions, where animals eat the fallen fruits of the fig tree. Because of the figs, their meat acquires a pleasant sweetish taste. Sobrassada sausages are made from natural products without dyes. In 1993, the Sobrasada of Mallorca was awarded the special quality label, which means, that the island is the exclusive manufacturing area of Sobrassada de Mallorca.