Celebrating Bacon

August 20 is National Bacon Lover’s Day. A few fun facts from foodimentary.com to help you celebrate.

Bacon is one of the oldest processed meats in history. The Chinese began salting pork bellies as early as 1500 B.C.

More than half of all homes (53%) keep bacon on hand at all times

Pregnant women should eat bacon. Choline, which is found in bacon, helps fetal brain development

Each year in the US more than 1.7 billion lbs. of bacon are consumed

Bacon is said to cure hangovers

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