3 Interesting facts about Bacon that you should know

Bacon has been a mainstay in our meals for a long time. In fact, studies have found that Americans spend more than $4 Billion annually on Bacon which easily highlights the popularity of the food item.

For the uninitiated, Bacon is a type of salt-cure pork. It usually comes in various cuts which are from the pork belly or from the less fatty back cuts. Apart from this basic explanation, there are some interesting facts about bacon that you should know. Below are three such facts.

  • Americans were urged to save bacon fat during the World War II as it was used to make Glycerol which in turn was used to make bombs
  • Bacon has a compound which can produce pleasing neuro-chemical response.
  • An average American eats around 18 pounds of bacon per year.

If these weren’t interesting enough, a recent poll saw that 43 per cent of Canadians prefer eating bacon over having sex.

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