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Bacon

Bacon is a popular type of salt-cured pork that is highly appreciated for its rich and savory taste. Bacon comes in different cuts, but the most common are from the pork belly or back cuts. When cooked, bacon offers a mouthwatering combination of crispy, fatty, and savory flavors. It is a highly versatile ingredient often used in breakfast dishes, wrapped around appetizers, or added to sandwiches and salads for an extra burst of flavor. Additionally, the rendered fat from cooking bacon can be collected and utilized for various culinary purposes.
#4
IN BACON & SAUSAGE
393
CAL / 100G
$0.31
AVG / OZ
bacon
0%
CARBS
73%
FAT
27%
PROTEIN
Bacon FAQ
Bacon, being a tasty yet tricky ingredient, usually raises a lot of questions. The most common issues occur during the cooking process - undercooking or overcooking can lead to unsatisfactory results. The secret to cooking bacon perfectly lies within a few distinct techniques. Always start with a cold pan, this lets the fat slowly render out, avoiding the risk of burnt or dry bacon. For crispy bacon, lay it out in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven. Flipping is key! Flip the bacon slices halfway through for even cooking. When cooking bacon, people often discard the grease. That's a no-no in savvy cooking circles. Bacon fat is a 'secret ingredient' to add a touch of rich savoriness to your meals. Use it in place of butter or oil in your favorite recipes for an extra flavor boost. Less known fact about bacon is that it pairs well with sweets. Bacon bits in your favorite cookie recipe or bacon on your glazed donut might change your breakfast game forever!
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Expiration & Storage Tips
When does bacon expire?
Bacon, typically being a cured meat product, lasts a fair amount of time. Unopened, store-bought bacon remains safe past its 'sell by' date, usually about one to two weeks in the refrigerator and up to 6 months in the freezer. Once opened, it's best to consume bacon within 10 days. When frozen, bacon can keep its quality for around 1-2 months, but will be safe to eat beyond that time.
How do you tell if bacon is bad?
Bacon has a few tell-tale signs if it has gone bad. Firstly, any off smell or a sour smell are a clear indication that bacon has spoiled, it should always smell fresh and not have an off-putting odor. Secondly, if you see colors like grey-brown, green or blue tints on the bacon fat, it's time to discard it. The color of fresh bacon is pink with bright or glossy white fat. Lastly, if the bacon feels slimy, sticky or excessively damp, it has likely spoiled.
Tips for storing bacon to extend shelf life
• Always store bacon in the refrigerator or freezer to keep it as fresh as possible. • Try to use opened bacon within one week if not freezing. • Freezer bags or airtight containers help extend the bacon's shelf life in the freezer. • Don't store bacon in the door of the fridge where the temperature fluctuates. Keep it on a shelf towards the back of the fridge where the temperature is more consistent. • Never leave raw or cooked bacon at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
EXPIRES WITHIN
7 - 13
WEEKS
Health Info
Macros
0g
CARBS
5g
FAT
2g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
KETO
PALEO
WHOLE 30
LOW CARB
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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