What are Bacon Medallions?

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Bacon medallions have up to 30% less fat that a 'normal' back bacon rasher, but what are they, and where do they come from? Let's explain...

What are Bacon Medallions?

Bacon medallions are somewhat unknown to many of our customers, but are hugely popular with those who follow a low fat, or weight watchers style diet. So, if you're looking to have a bit less fat in your diet, but you can't face a life without bacon, you need to know about bacon medallions.

pork cutting diagram with the loin highlighted

Bacon medallions are produced from cured pork loin, the exact same way as 'normal' back bacon, except everything other than the eye of the bacon loin is trimmed off. The eye of the loin is the circular (hence the 'eye' of the loin) muscle that runs through the loin, and is the leanest part of the rasher. Once a bacon medallion is trimmed up, it can have up to 30% less fat that a normal rasher of bacon. This effectively means; bacon medallions are low fat bacon. Sounds too good to be true, right?

I know a lot of folks think that the fat is the best bit of a bacon rasher, especially when its cooked nice and crispy, but if you've got designs on having that summer beach body, or you're just trying to avoid any extra fat, then bacon medallions are certainly much better than no bacon at all. After all, bacon is life. 

 

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Matt is our full time tea maker/web designer/delivery driver/butcher/accountant/social media man who you'll often find bickering with Dennis. Our MD with a passion for great meat and great customer service. When he's not at work he'll be creating recipes and probably barbecuing something somewhere, or making bacon jam. He loves it!!


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