from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Pork is one of the most commonly consumed meats worldwide. Interestingly, even though it was marketed as the “other white meat” (that slogan was retired in 2011), the USDA always referred to pork as a “red meat” on its website. Here are just a few more fascinating tidbits on pig products.
- A severe nosebleed (caused by a rare blood disorder that prevents normal blood clotting) can be stopped with a rolled up piece of salt cured pork. This salt pork remedy has actually been around for several decades — but it doesn’t work with bacon, so don’t grab just any slice of deli meat. [url]
- Bacon-flavored toothpaste is available for folks who like to brush their teeth as an appetizer for breakfast. Don’t swallow this stuff or use as a condiment. [url]
- The use of lard isn’t too common in cooking anymore — but who’s to blame for that? Pig fat just doesn’t sound as appetizing as hydrogenated vegetable oils… does it? hmm. [url]
- To discover more food-related links, check out what’s floating around in StumbleUpon. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.