Bacon on the Brain?
Brush up on your bacon 101 before the big day; check out some of these fun facts:
Created in 2008 by The Bacon Boys, a blogging duo in Boulder, Colorado, International Bacon Day, is designed to unite people’s passion for all things bacon – from its sizzling sound on the stove and savory aroma, to the melt-in-your-mouth taste.
Bacon is one of the oldest processed meats in history. The Chinese began salting pork bellies as early as 1500 B.C.
Bacon doesn’t just come from one place on a pig. In fact, English, American and Italian bacon comes from the belly of the pig while Irish and Canadian bacon comes from the back.
Canadian bacon is leaner and lower in calories. And it’s full of lean protein, which makes it a satisfying and healthy option! In fact, research suggests a meal rich in lean protein, particularly at breakfast, helps dieters feel full, which may lead to eating fewer excess calories later in the day.
According to Chow.com and New York Magazine, Bacon-Infused Bourbon is the new “it” drink on the scene, while Time magazine names bacon a favorite dessert ingredient in 2009.
Order Your Own Bacon Explosion!
And finally, this fall, BBQAddicts.com introduced the world-renowned “Bacon Explosion,” a concoction of sausage topped with bits of bacon, barbecue seasoning and barbecue sauce wrapped in a delicious basket weave of bacon and slow smoked to perfection. Due to its exploding popularity and fascination by bacon lovers across the country, it’s now coming to local retailers and being sold online at BBQAddicts.com.
USDA Nutrient Database
British J of Nutrition, 2009; 101, 798-803.
Chow.com, “Trend-O-Meter Says: Bacon-Infused Bourbon In, Mojitos Out,” June 8, 2009
Time magazine, “What’s Cooking? Bacon For Dessert,” January 8, 2009