10 Things You Didn't Know About Bacon

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Bacon is a true crossover food. You can eat it at breakfast, lunch or dinner and not feel ashamed. It can be used in appetizers, meals, snacks and even desserts and still taste amazing.

Oh, and who the heck doesn't enjoy the aroma of freshly cooked bacon???

Bacon has always been a popular food, but it has definitely enjoyed a pretty solid upswing in popularity lately. We enjoy statistics and we definitely enjoy bacon, so it seemed like a pretty natural choice for our next fun non-digital stat post.

Here are some of the more interesting bacon statistics and facts that I could dig up.

Disclaimer: Although bacon is really, really tasty, it is also kinda bad for you. Please eat bacon responsibly.

Approx year that the concept of bacon was developed: 

1500 B.C. by the Chinese 
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Percentage of Americans that would support bacon as the National Food: 

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Amount of sales of bacon in the U.S. in 2013: 

$4 billion 
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Percentage of times that bacon and eggs are eaten together: 

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Average times bacon is consumed per person annually: 

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Amount of bacon the average American eats per year: 

17.9 lbs 
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Percentage of bacon that is cooked in a microwave: 

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Percentage of restaurants that have bacon on the menu: 

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Percentage of a pig's weight that is bacon: 

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Number of Wendy's Baconators sold in the first 8 weeks: 

25 million 
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Image credit: cookbookman17 via flickr

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