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Anfu ham in Anfu County, Jiangxi province, China
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. The ham gets its flavor from being salted and smoked and can be eaten on its own or used to add flavor to dishes. It is made in Anfu and other locations.

Anfu ham originates from the Qin Dynasty. In 1915, Anfu ham was featured in the Panama–Pacific International Exposition. Its skin is very thin but the meat is very thick. It is red with a yellowish tint., 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". Anfu ham can remain edible for years.

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