25 Crazy Bacon Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

You may find it hard to believe that the bacon facts found in this list are true, but trust us, they are. This delicious meat product has many fans all over the world, and if you’re one of them, you need to read this list. You’re about to learn things about bacon that you never knew. In fact, thanks to these bacon facts, you might never look at bacon the same way again. From bacon dating apps to bacon condoms, these are 25 Crazy Bacon Facts That Will Blow Your Mind!

25

Bacon is one of the oldest processed meats.

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The Chinese were the first to cook salted pork bellies over 3000 years ago.

24

It used to be called “Petaso.”

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When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Bacon for the Romans consisted of boiled salted pig shoulder with figs, that was then browned and seasoned with pepper sauce. The Romans called this, “petaso.”


23

The word “Bacon” originally referred to the back of a pig.

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“Bacon” comes from the Germanic root “-bak” which referred to the back of the pig used for the meat. Old High German “bakko” later became the French word “bacco” which the English then adopted to name any pork dish as “bacoun.”

22

The first bacon factory opened in 1770.

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Bacon was originally made by local farmers and butchers for their local communities. But in the 18th century, a man by the name of John Harris opened the first bacon processing plant. Mr. Harris had developed a special brining solution called the “Wiltshire Cure,” which is still used today.


21

Origin of “Bringing Home The Bacon”

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You may recognize the phrase “bringing home the bacon” as a reference to making money. But in 12th century England, this phrase meant something completely different. Back then, churches would award a side of bacon (which they called a “flitch”) to any married man who swore before God that he and his wife had not argued for a year and a day. Therefore, men who “brought home the bacon” were looked upon as good husbands and citizens.



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