25 Fun Facts About Bacon

1 Bacon Explosion has become one of the most popular (albeit unhealthy) meals in the world. The recipe? Bacon wrapped around a filling of spiced sausage and crumbled bacon.
2 Baconnaise is Vegetarian
3 September 3rd is International Bacon Day
4 Bacon is addictive; it contains six types of umami. Umami produces an addictive neurochemical response.
5 Each year in the U.S. more than 1.7 billion lbs. of bacon are consumed in food service (equivalent to the weight of 8 1/2 nimitz class aircraft carriers)
6 Bacon cures hangovers
7 The formula for Bacon Cologne was created in 1920 by a Parisian butcher named John Fargginay
8 Rachael Ray's Bacon Recipe is ridiculous
9 69% of all Food service operators serve bacon
10 There is a bust of Kevin Bacon made of bacon
11 The price of pork bellies is the highest it has been since 1988
12 Bacon is one of the oldest processed meats in history. The Chinese began salting pork bellies as early as 1500 B.C.
13 Canadian Bacon is not really bacon, it is fully-cooked, smoked pork loin.
14 Pregnant women should eat bacon. Choline, which is found is bacon, helps fetal brain development
15 Bacon and eggs are eaten together 71% of the time
16 Bacon appeals to males slightly more than females
17 Bacon is consumed at breakfast an average of 12 times per person per year
18 The largest pancetta was made by the Commune de Ponte dell'Olio and the Piacenza Chamber of Commerce, Piacenza, Italy and weighed 150.5 kg (331.79 lb). The giant pancetta was displayed at the Pancetta Festival at Primo Maggio Square, Pontedell'Olio on 23 June 2002.
19 A 250 lb pig yields about 23 lbs of bacon
20 Bacon accounts for 19% of all pork eaten in the home
21 Bacon consumption occurs during 59% weekdays 41% weekends
22 Celebrities are obsessed with bacon too! Celebrities that love bacon include: Katy Perry, Catherine-Zeta Jones, Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, Padma Lakshmi and Elvis Presley. It is said the King of Rock and Roll flew on a private jet at 1am to snack on a Fool's Gold Loaf. It consisted of a hollowed out loaf of Italian bread filled with a pound of bacon and two jars of peanut butter and jam.
23 People over the age of 34 make up most bacon consumption
24 Bacon accounted for nearly half of the Breakfast meat servings volume
25 More than half of all homes (53%) keep bacon on hand at all times.

25 Fun Facts About Bacon

shared by jonharichman on Sep 02, 2011 in Food


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