2 September 2017

This is the second International Bacon Day to celebrate thewhat many thiink of as the best piggy product ever.

History etc;

Bacon dates right back to Roman times when it was called Petaso. In the Middle Ages the English word Bacoun, meaning the back of the pig was used. Before this any sort of preserved pig meat was referred to as Bacoun.

Best pigs for bacon were always considered to be Tamworths and Yorkshire pigs.

What is it?

Bacon means preserving the pig meat from the back of the animal in salt by dry packing it or in brine which is heavily salted water. It is then dried for weeks or even months in cold air or boiled or smoked.

Food Facts;

100g of bacon  = 541 calories

fat 42g

cholesterol 110mg

sodium 1,717mg

Potassium 565mg

Carbs 1.4g

Protein 37g

Vitamin B6, magnesium, Vitamin B 12 and Vitamin D plus Iron.

Bits and bobs;

Bacon might not be good for you as an everyday food but it is good as a treat now and then. Bacon can be used in all sorts of ways, from your standard breakfast of bacon and eggs to cheeseburgers, pigs in blankets at Christmas time with the turkey to even bacon jam, candied bacon and chocolate covered bacon!

Check out our Bacon Pinterest board for loads of amazing recipes.