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About baby back ribs

Unless you're an aspiring butcher or deeply familiar with different cuts of meat, the world of the various types and preparations of ribs may be overwhelming. One of the most popular cuts that's always a crowd-pleaser is a big rack of juicy baby back ribs. Also referred to as pork loin back ribs, baby back ribs are cut from where the ribs meet the spine once the loin is removed. They received their diminutive nickname because they are small when compared to larger spare ribs. 

A rack of baby back ribs weighs around 2 pounds and typically has 10 to 13 ribs of about 3 to 6 inches in length. It's not unusual for a single diner to eat a full rack, making this a popular and delicious menu item. Baby back ribs are very tender and lean, which makes the demand and pricing somewhat higher than their spare rib cousins. Whatever you're putting on the barbecue, Instacart has all your rib and seasoning needs to make for a memorable meal. Make your day a little easier when you fill your cart and let Instacart bring everything right to your door with same-day delivery!

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FAQs About Baby Back Ribs

The membrane is a thin, almost sheer protective layer covering the bones. Some people leave the membrane on when cooking because they enjoy the crackle that it produces when cooked. Others swear by removing the membrane to allow the rubs and sauces from penetrating the meat. If you choose to remove the membrane, use a butter knife to gently separate the thin membrane layer that holds the bones together and the thicker top layer that you wish to remove. Gently pull the two layers apart, and, gripping the top-layer edge with a paper towel, tug the membrane until it separates from the rack of ribs. 

A portion of baby back ribs contains 20 grams of protein, nearly 40 percent of the recommended amount of protein consumption in a given day. Baby back ribs are also a good source of B vitamins, which help metabolize food into energy and protect the heart's arteries. Baby back ribs also contain a notable amount of selenium and zinc, both of which are essential components of a healthy immune system.

That said, baby back ribs also contain a significant amount of fat, which can have negative impacts on heart health. So while there are numerous nutritional upsides of baby back ribs, it's the kind of food that's important to eat in moderation. Even sharing a rack with family and friends is a great way to enjoy the tender flavoring without adding too many inches to your waistline. 

Next time you get a hankering for baby back ribs, place an order with Instacart. You can have your ribs delivered in as little as 2 hours!
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