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Bacon

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Bacon is a cured meat prepared from a pig. It is first cured in a brine or in a dry packing, either containing large amounts of salt; the result is fresh bacon (also green bacon). Fresh bacon may then be further dried for weeks or months (usually in cold air), boiled, or smoked. Fresh and dried bacon must be cooked before eating. Boiled bacon is ready to eat, as is some smoked bacon, but either may be cooked further before eating.

Bacon is prepared from several different cuts of meat. It is usually made from side and back cuts of pork, except in the United States, where it is almost always prepared from pork belly (typically referred to as "streaky", "fatty", or "American style" outside of the US). The side cut has more meat and less fat than the belly. Bacon may be prepared from either of two distinct back cuts: fatback, which is almost pure fat, and pork loin, which is very lean. Bacon-cured pork loin is known as back bacon.

Four 14-gram (0.5 oz) slices of bacon together contain 7.45 grams (0.26 oz) of fat, of which about half is monounsaturated, a third is saturated and a sixth is polyunsaturated, and 7.72 grams (0.27 oz) of protein. Four pieces of bacon can also contain up to 800 mg of sodium, which is roughly equivalent to 1.92 grams of salt. The fat and protein content varies depending on the cut and cooking method.


Bacon is usually high in salt and saturated fat; excessive consumption of both is related to a variety of health problems.


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Hormel Black Label Fully Cooked Bacon (72 Slices)

Hormel Black Label Fully Cooked Bacon (72 Slices)

by Hormel - DropShip

72 pre-cooked bacon strips with resealable package Bulk order of high quality premium cuts equal to 5 pounds of raw bacon Slow smoked for complex sweet and savory flavor Ready to eat; no refrigeration needed before opening No prep, no mess; great for whole family or wholesale

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Brittle Brothers Bacon Brittle, 5 Ounce

Brittle Brothers Bacon Brittle, 5 Ounce

by Specialty Gourmet

All Natural BPA Free No Artificial Flavorings or Colorings For All those Bacon Lovers this one is for you! Real Butter

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Jack Link's Bacon Jerky, Hickory Smoked, 2.85 oz. Bag - Flavorful Ready to Eat Meat Snack with 11g of Protein, Made with 100% Thick Cut, Real Bacon - Trans Fat Free

Jack Link's Bacon Jerky, Hickory Smoked, 2.85 oz. Bag - Flavorful Ready to Eat Meat Snack with 11g of Protein, Made with 100% Thick Cut, Real Bacon - Trans Fat Free

by Link Snacks

GOOD SOURCE OF PROTEIN - No matter what time it is, bacon is always a good idea. Jack Link's Hickory Smoked Bacon Jerky is ready when you are and packed with 11g of protein. It's a flavorful snack that keeps you satisfied on your busiest days. MADE WITH 100% REAL PORK - The best way to start your day...or afternoon! There is no wrong time of day for thick cut slices of real pork bacon that is trans-fat free. They're an epic protein snack you're sure to crave! FULL OF FLAVOR - Bacon is the best part of the morning, so why eat it only for breakfast? Bacon is delicious any time of day, and with our ready-to-eat bacon jerky, you don't have to wait to cook or eat it. ON-THE-GO & READY TO EAT - Whether you want a quick, easy breakfast or a protein-packed snack between meetings and errands, our portable bacon jerky is the perfect choice. Bacon in the big rig, bacon while you're DJ'ing - you can never go wrong! AMERICA'S #1 JERKY BRAND: When you open a Jack Link's meat snack, you get a taste of the American tradition that made this family business a success: hard work, fun and quality products. Our protein snacks are the fuel to help you Feed Your Wild Side.

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Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits, 9 oz Pouch

Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits, 9 oz Pouch

by KraftHeinz

One 9.0 oz. pouch of Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits are smoked for authentic flavor Made with 100% real bacon for quality Mega Pack 9 Ounce Fully cooked bacon bits are easy to add to any dish Hickory smoke flavor added for authentic taste

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Oscar Mayer Bacon Bits (9 oz Package)

Oscar Mayer Bacon Bits (9 oz Package)

by KRAFT HEINZ FOODS COMPANY

One 9.0 oz. pouch of Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits are smoked for authentic flavor Made with 100% real bacon for quality Fully cooked bacon bits are easy to add to any dish Hickory smoke flavor added for authentic taste

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice cooked (8g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 43Calories from Fat 30
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 0.1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 3.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Bacon is usually found in the meats section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Bacon is a member of the Pork Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does bacon weigh?

measure grams
1 slice cooked 8
1 slice raw 29

In Chinese:熏肉
British (UK) term: Bacon
en français:le bacon
en español:tocino

Recipes using bacon

There are 1317 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Bacon and Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes

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