Your extra crispy guide to celebrating International Bacon Day
All Hail the Bacon! This Saturday is International Bacon Day (shouldn't every day Bacon Day?) pic.twitter.com/BKCIMpOauP— James Barrese (@jamesbarrese) September 4, 2015
Bacon has been around for centuries. The consuming of cured, smoked pork began in China around 1500 BC. The Greeks and Romans kept up the tradition, also enjoying the cured meat. Around the world, countries use different cuts of a pig to make bacon. America uses mostly the pig's belly for bacon. England uses the shoulder and ham, while the Canada uses the loin. Oscar Mayer was actually the first company to patent packed, sliced bacon.
While the crispy, salty goodness does generally have a bad health rep, the meat does have a micronutrient called choline that may actually boost the intelligence of an unborn child. Previous studies have also linked large doses of choline to a decrease in heart problems.
Above, you'll find a round up of the best recipes the Internet has to offer to ensure you know exactly how to take full advantage of International Bacon Day!
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