Wild boar is a non-domesticated pig that lives in the wild.
The meat of this animal is also known as ‘wild boar.’
Generally speaking, wild boar contains a higher proportion of protein and a smaller amount of fat than regular pork.
- As it lives and feeds in its natural environment, wild boar contains a higher proportion of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Wild boar contains an array of health-protective nutrients, in particularly B vitamins, selenium, and zinc.
- Despite containing a higher amount of omega-3, the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is still very high.
- Trichinella spiralis, a parasite sometimes found in pigs, occasionally contaminates wild boar meat. There have been several outbreaks of this in recent years, but it is very rare.