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Old 14-04-2014, 10:09 AM   #2906
Eien_kisu
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Just curious.

Why is bacon better than ham?

Is saturated fat ok?

Ham and bacon contains high amt of sodium, nitrate?
if you're referring to factory processed "ham". the factory used like a percentage of meat chunks/mince and the rest will be starch as a binder, then cured with salt and nitrite/nitrate salts, sugar, preservatives e.g. spam.

whole leg ham is the whole leg or pig cured with sugar, table salt and nitrate/nitrite salts, with or without preservatives.

"streaky bacon" is cured pork belly. aka fresh pork belly cured with sugar, table salt and nitrate/nitrite salts, with or without preservatives.

sources:
Prosciutto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(food)
Bacon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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