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Bacon

What is bacon? About the ingredient bacon. Including 1,310 recipes with bacon, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.

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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 - 9.5oz 72 ct

Hormel® Black Label Fully Cooked Bacon - 9.5oz 72 ct

by Hormel

Hormel® Black Label® Fully Cooked Bacon 72 slices Heat and serve Save time and labor Microwavable Gluten free Equivalent to approx. 4/1 lb. packages of raw bacon

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Hormel Black Label Bacon Variety 6lb Stack Pack (4 Pack/24oz Each)

Hormel Black Label Bacon Variety 6lb Stack Pack (4 Pack/24oz Each)

by Hormel - DropShip

Three smoked flavors: Cherrywood, pecan wood, Applewood Gluten free 5 grams of protein per serving

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Hormel Black Label Bacon Original Hardwood Smoked Fully Cooked Single Pack 9.5oz/72 Slices

Hormel Black Label Bacon Original Hardwood Smoked Fully Cooked Single Pack 9.5oz/72 Slices

by Hormel - DropShip

Ready to eat Fully cooked 5 grams of protein per serving

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Brown Sugar Bacon Jerky Candied Bacon

Brown Sugar Bacon Jerky Candied Bacon

by CJ's Ultimate Foods LLC

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Broadbent's Kentucky Bacon - Applewood Smoked (14 ounce)

Broadbent's Kentucky Bacon - Applewood Smoked (14 ounce)

by Broadbent

Ships expedited in a reusable insulated cooler to ensure freshness Broadbent old-fashioned country smoked bacon has been made the same way for the last 100 years Every slab is hand rubbed with dry cure ingredients, then slow smoked for an unforgettable flavor that has been loved for generations Since this bacon is dry-cured with a rub, it does not soak up water like commercial bacons that are brined This means less shrinking in the pan, so you'll get more bacon bang for your buck!

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Hormel Black Label Bacon Original 6lbs Stack Pack (4 Pack/24oz Each)

Hormel Black Label Bacon Original 6lbs Stack Pack (4 Pack/24oz Each)

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Gluten free 5 grams of protein per serving

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Gourmet 3lb Bacon Lovers Feast Gift Basket

Gourmet 3lb Bacon Lovers Feast Gift Basket

Includes cooking ideas and storing guidelines All natural, Gluten Free, No Nitrites! Bacon, bacon, bacon...what's not to love? It's perfect for lazy Saturday mornings, paired with pancakes and coffee, even better on a classic turkey sandwich, or the crowning glory around your grilled filet mignon or scallops. Any way you have it is heaven. It's always the perfect mix of salty, crunchy, and meaty in one bite. We've put together our favorite mix of sweet and savory bacon in this package - it's a foolproof gift idea for the meaty lover in your life, but don't forget to grab a pack for you and the family too! Here's what you get: 1lb cracked pepper and garlic bacon 1lb chipotle bacon 1lb applewood smoked maple sugar bacon

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Minor's Bacon Base, No Added MSG, 16 Ounce

Minor's Bacon Base, No Added MSG, 16 Ounce

by Nestle USA

This savory bacon paste is made with cooked USDA-inspected bacon and ham Quality smokey bacon flavor Extends the bacon flavor of recipes No artificial colors and no artificial flavors Southern style seasoning for vegetable favorites such as green beans, spinach, turnips, collard greens, hominy and hash brown potatoes

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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 1315 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Asparagus and Bacon Quiche
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Awesome Breakfast Casserole
Baby Doe's Bacon Cheese Soup
Bacon and Cheddar Drop Biscuits
Bacon and Cheddar Spinach Squares
Bacon and Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes

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References

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