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Fun facts about bacon

Bacon is one of the most popular meats in the US, eaten forbreakfast, lunch, dinner…and yes, even dessert. And it’s been popular for aquite a while: The earliest records of bacon date back to 1500 B.C! Here are some other fun facts about America’s favorite
salted and cured pork:

  • The word bacon means “meat from the back of an
    animal.”  
  • American bacon is made from the pork belly, which
    accounts for its trademark streaks of fat. European and Canadian bacon are
    still made from the back meat of a pig, which is considerably leaner.  
  • 70% of all bacon in the US is eaten at breakfast
    time.
  • More than 2 billion pounds of bacon is produced each
    year in the US.
  • The phrase “bringing home the bacon” originated back
    in the 12th century when a church in England offered a side of bacon
    to any man who could swear before the church that he had not fought or
    quarreled with his wife for a year and a day. Any man who could “bring home the
    bacon” was highly respected in his community.

Looking for new ways to serve bacon? Here are some
mouthwatering recipe suggestions:

Bacon
Cheddar Mac ‘n Cheese

Bacon Cheddar
Toasties
Bacon,
Egg and Potato Casserole

Roasted
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

BLT Pasta Skillet

BLT
Chicken Chipotle Salad
Chipotle
Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers

Bacon-wrapped
Scallop Sliders

Sources:
Wikipedia
Bacon Wiki