What is not to love about bacon? The subtle smokey taste? The saltiness? The underlying sweetness ? The mouthfeel where
Bacon was one of the first processed meats ever eaten. The origins of bacon go back to China in 1500 B.C. The word bacon itself is derived from "Back" or "Back of the animal", although now it seems to refer solely to the belly. It's history is interesting, and it is said that European peasants would showcase the bacon that
number one bacon, the primary line of lean has to extend 3/4 of the length of the strip and the secondary has to run 1/2 of the length. This makes a consistent piece of bacon and if it doesn't make it, it's considered a number 2 bacon, slightly inferior to number one. In spite of this, I can say that I've never had a bad piece of bacon, ever.
Although I started this blog stating that bacon can increase your lifespan, I'll admit that bacon in not the healthiest food out there, however, it still does not lack some health benefits. It's packed with protein, averages about 45 calories per slice, it actually helps to regulate blood pressure and blood sugars, it boosts brain
|Making a bacon explosion|
In conclusion I think I've made the case that bacon can be a healthy part of your 105 year long life. If you don't live that long, well at least if you are eating bacon, you'll likely die happy.
|My bacon wrapped pork loin|