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About Bacon

  • Bacon has become increasingly more popular since the 1980's and is now featured in dishes such as chicken fried bacon, bacon ice cream, and chocolate covered bacon
  • An American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study indicated that a person who consumes more than 4 servings of Bacon per week has an increased risk of bladder cancer
  • The World Cancer Research Fund found that the daily consumption of 150 grams of processed meats per day (about 6 strips of bacon) will increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 50% or more
  • Studies have shown that people who regularly consume processed meat are more than 40 percent more likely to die prematurely
  • The American Institute for Cancer Research states that two strips of bacon per day can raise your risk of colorectal cancer by more than 20 percent
  • Bacon is high in saturated fat which raises your bad cholesterol and is harmful to your heart function
  • Almost 70% of the calories in bacon come from fat
  • The bacon we know today originated in the 1700's when the side of the pork was cured with salt and pigs were bred specifically for this type of meat
  • The Chinese were curing pork in ancient times, as early as 1500 B.C.
  • The English refer to a side of bacon as a "gammon" and a slice as a "rasher"
  • The word "bacon" was derived from the German and French words for "back"
  • The British are often credited with creating a refined method of curing pork to create the bacon that we know today
  • The expression "bring home the bacon" originated in an English church as a reward to men who went an entire year without fighting with his spouse

Recipes Featuring Bacon

  • Chile Cheese Bacon Bread for ABM
    For 1 Pound Loaf: 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon canola oil 2 cups bread flour 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup canned green chilies, chopped & drained 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack c
  • Bacon & Spinach
    2 slices bacon, cut into small pieces 2 cups cooked potatoes, diced 1 1/4 cups canned spinach 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • Breakfast Bacon
  • Tomato and Rice with Bacon
    1 quart cooked rice 10 ounce tomato puree 1/2 teaspoon salt 12 strips bacon
  • Boiled Cabbage and Bacon
    1 1/4 pounds bacon sliced 1 large head cabbage 1 quart boiling water 1 teaspoon salt
  • Squash Fried with Bacon
    Squash Slices of bacon Pepper Salt
  • Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
    1 lb. Large Fresh Scallops 1 lb. Bacon 2 tbsp. Olive Oil 2 tbsp Lemon Juice Black Pepper Paprika Toothpicks
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