Bacon vs. Pork

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Bacon and Pork is that the Bacon is a cured meat from a pig and Pork is a meat from a pig

  • Bacon

    Bacon is a type of salt-cured pork. Bacon is prepared from several different cuts of meat, typically from the pork belly or from back cuts, which have less fat than the belly. It is eaten on its own, as a side dish (particularly in breakfasts), or used as a minor ingredient to flavour dishes (e.g., the club sandwich). Bacon is also used for barding and larding roasts, especially game, including venison and pheasant. The word is derived from the Old High German bacho, meaning “buttock”, “ham” or “side of bacon”, and is cognate with the Old French bacon.

    Meat from other animals, such as beef, lamb, chicken, goat, or turkey, may also be cut, cured, or otherwise prepared to resemble bacon, and may even be referred to as “bacon”. Such use is common in areas with significant Jewish and Muslim populations, both of which prohibit the consumption of pork.

  • Pork

    Pork is the culinary name for meat from a domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus). It is the most commonly consumed meat worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC.

    Pork is eaten both freshly cooked and preserved. Curing extends the shelf life of the pork products. Ham, smoked pork, gammon, bacon and sausage are examples of preserved pork. Charcuterie is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, many from pork.

    Pork is the most popular meat in Eastern and Southeastern Asia, and is also very common in the Western world, especially in Central Europe. It is highly prized in Asian cuisines for its fat content and pleasant texture. Consumption of pork is forbidden by Jewish, Muslim, and Rastafarian dietary law, for religious reasons, with several suggested possible causes.

  • Bacon (noun)

    Cured meat from the sides, belly{{,}} or back of a pig.

  • Bacon (noun)

    Thin slices of the above in long strips.

  • Bacon (noun)

    The police.

    “Run! It’s the bacon!”

  • Bacon (noun)

    Road rash.

  • Pork (noun)

    The meat of a pig; swineflesh.

    “The cafeteria serves pork on Tuesdays.”

  • Pork (noun)

    Funding proposed or requested by a member of Congress for special interests or his or her constituency as opposed to the good of the country as a whole.

  • Pork (verb)

    To have sex with (someone).

    “Animal House, Universal Pictures, 1978:
    Boon: Marlene! Don’t tell me you’re gonna pork Marlene Desmond!
    Otter: Pork?
    Boon: You’re gonna hump her brains out, aren’t you?
    Otter: Boon, I anticipate a deeply religious experience.”


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