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The Instacart guide to Canadian bacon

About Canadian bacon

You may be familiar with Canadian bacon due to its use on the popular Hawaiian pizza, which has Canadian bacon and pineapple. This type of meat is also frequently used for a number of other breakfast dishes. However, you may not know where this cut of meat comes from or why it's called "Canadian bacon." It's interesting to note that in Canada, the name for Canadian bacon is simply back bacon, and in other parts of the world, it's referred to by names like Irish bacon or English bacon. In fact, it's only called Canadian bacon in the U.S.

Canadian bacon, or back bacon as it's more accurately called, comes from the pork loin portion of the back of the pig. Hence the name, back bacon. Some Canadian bacon also contains part of the pork belly, which is the only portion that makes up side bacon. Canadian bacon is always sold precooked and cured. This is what gives it the distinct flavor and texture you're familiar with. Canadian bacon is prepackaged and comes in thinly or thickly sliced medallions, making it perfect for a quick meal.

Much of the Canadian bacon in the U.S. is imported from Toronto, Canada. Toronto also supplies other parts of the world with juicy and savory Canadian bacon. In both British and Irish cuisine, Canadian bacon is the most common type of bacon used. Even though side bacon is probably more widely used and loved in the U.S., Canadian bacon is available in most stores that also sell side bacon. The Canadian bacon cut of pork is very similar to sliced ham.

Whether you're preparing a tasty breakfast sandwich or you want to make your own Hawaiian pizza, using the Instacart app to order Canadian bacon is quick and easy. Select the store where you want to shop, add Canadian bacon and anything else you need to your cart, and sit back and wait for an Instacart shopper to bring your items right to your door in as little as 2 hours!

Since Canadian bacon is precooked, it's great to eat when you're on the go. You can enjoy a slice all on its own or add it to your favorite sandwich, salad, or breakfast dish. It's packed with protein and provides a good source of potassium, plus it's lower in fat than side bacon, making it a healthier option. A package of Canadian bacon will be good in the refrigerator for up to seven days when properly stored. If you put it in the freezer for longer storage, it should be good for about three months.

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FAQs About Canadian Bacon

In reality, all bacon is fairly expensive because of the limited amount available per pig. Of course, you can find great deals on both Canadian bacon and side bacon, but you may be sacrificing quality if you choose a less expensive variety. Most Canadian bacon comes in a 6- or 8-ounce package that costs anywhere from $5 to $9. Side bacon usually comes in 8-, 10-, 12, or 16-ounce packages and ranges in price from $6 all the way up to $13.

When debating on whether to get Canadian bacon or side bacon, keep in mind that side bacon shrinks, while Canadian bacon maintains its size. This is because side bacon is mostly fat, whereas Canadian bacon doesn't contain much fat.
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