Can you get bacon from wild boar?

“Despite what some might think, bacon can be made from wild hogs just as easily as with domestic pigs,” writes Georgia Pellegrini on “It is just a bit more challenging to find a wild hog with a belly large enough and thick enough to be worthy of bacon.

Does wild boar taste like bacon?

Rather, the flavor is bold, yet sweet, earthy and nutty from the tubers, grasses, nuts and roots that the animals eat when they forage. Wild boar bacon is also much leaner than regular pork, with no sacrifice on flavor.

What is boar bacon?

Wild boar bacon, cured for a week and smoked. Wild hog belly is similar to that of a domestic pig, but with a few differences. They are considerably smaller, typically have less fat, and have tougher connective tissue. However, the flavor is phenomenal.

How much is a pound of wild boar?

Wild Boar Ground Meat

2 packs, 2.5 lbs ea frozen $75.60
4 packs, 2.5 lbs ea frozen $10.00

Is wild boar healthy?

Eating hog meat and wild boar meat can yield several important health benefits, from boosting energy to improving muscle growth. Pork is high in protein and contains other important nutrients, such as Omega-6 fatty acids.

Do wild boar have parasites?

Trichinella parasites can infect a wide range of animals worldwide. In the lower 48 states, trichinellosis cases and outbreaks have been caused by the consumption of brown and black bear, wild boar, and cougar; in Alaska, walrus and black, brown, grizzly, and polar bear; and in Hawaii, wild boar.

Does wild boar taste like pig?

Although the wild boar is related to the domestic pig, they do not taste the same. Wild boar tastes like a cross between pork and beef, with a unique juicy succulence. The meat is a bit darker, perhaps due to the healthy iron content. With a rich and nutty flavour wild boar offers something unique.