Pork Facts every pork lover needs to know!
Bacon is one of the world’s oldest meats
Dating back to 1500 B.C., bacon has been the world’s favourite meat for millennia. The phrase ‘bring home the bacon’ originated in the 12th Century when a church offered bacon to men who could swear before the church that they had not fought with their wives for a year. Any man who brought home the bacon was highly respected in the community.
Sweating like a pig
Pigs don’t ‘sweat like pigs’- this common insult is false! Pigs do not have sweat glands which is why they are often rolling in the mud to keep cool.
You’re eating like a pig!
Where sweating may be false, the saying ‘you eat like a pig’ is 100% true! Pigs are gorge feeders – meaning if they are left to their own devices, pigs will eat and eat until they are entirely stuffed!
Pork is the most consumed meat in the world
Over 40% of all meat consumed throughout the world is pork! China is currently the world’s largest pork consumer with consumption estimated at 53 million tonnes! While China takes the lead with 38kg of pork per person per year, the average Australian consumer only chows down on 27.9kg of pork per year – come on Aussie’s, get some MORE pork on your fork!