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Interesting Meat Facts, Part 1

Do you love meat? Here at Keller Crafted Meats, we do too. We love everything about meat: raising it, processing it, and (of course and especially) eating it. When you love meat as much as us, you pick up a few things about it. There are all kinds of interesting facts about meat, and we would like to list a few of them here.

Who Eats The Most?

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, which measured "carcass mass availability" (mmhm, appetizing!) by country in 2009, the United States of America came in first with 120.2 kilograms of meat per person. Kuwait came in second, with 119.2 kilograms of meat per person. Third was the Bahamas, with 109.5 kilograms of meat per person. In contrast, Bangladesh, one of the lowest on the list, only had about 4 kilograms of meat per person in 2009.

A Breakfast Story

Nowadays, it's just common knowledge that bacon is a breakfast food. I mean, how can you have bacon and eggs in the morning without bacon? It turns out we may owe these foods becoming a breakfast staple to none other than Sigmund Freud's nephew, who it is said created a marketing strategy in the 1920s to bring in bacon sales for a meat packing company that helped bring it into the mainstream.

A Christmas Story

You can't have a Christmas without ham, can you? Well, it turns out celebrating the holidays with a nice ham goes back a lot further than Christianity. It's actually a Germanic pagan tradition, where sacrifices were made to Freyr to gain favor for the next year. It is rumored that it was adopted into Christian holidays as a test to weed out unfaithful conversions from Judaism.

Elvis Approves

Did you know that Elvis Presley is known to have flown from Memphis all the way to Denver just to get his hands on a little something called the Fool's Gold Loaf? It's a hollowed out, fresh loaf of warm bread filled with a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jelly, and one pound of bacon.

The Feline Meat Grind

Did you know that the two oldest cats in the world were 38 and 34 respectively? Even weirder, they were both owned by the same person. What's not so weird? Bacon was an every day staple of their diet.

Bringing Home The Bacon

You've probably heard this phrase before, but you may be surprised at one of its uses. "Bringing home the bacon" is also a tactic in hostage negotiation, wherein bacon is cooked just outside the hostage scene to make the perpetrator hungry and more willing to negotiate.

 

Hopefully these meat facts proved interesting. Here at Keller Crafted Meats, we're all about quality. We grow sustainable meat, with organic and sugar free options. Check out some of our wares on our online meat shop, and give us a call if you have any questions. We will be happy to provide any information that we can.