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October 4, 2023

What is Canadian Bacon?

Although a staple for many breakfast and brunch dishes like classic Eggs Benedict, Canadian Bacon often remains in the shadow of its more renowned American bacon counterpart. However, at Jones Dairy Farm, Canadian bacon is a crown jewel that we take immense pride in. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly Canadian bacon is, let us help clarify any misunderstanding.

What is Canadian Bacon, and how is it different from ham?

The term “bacon” in its name might cause some confusion, but Canadian bacon is a departure from traditional bacon slices. It is sometimes referred to as back bacon. Unlike the conventional bacon derived from the pig’s fattier belly, Canadian bacon comes from the center of the pig’s back – the area housing the much leaner pork loin. Canadian bacon, which has an appearance and flavor more similar to ham, is typically cured then cooked during the smoking process. Canadian bacon comes from the back of the pig, the loin, which is very tender and lean. Ham comes from leg of the pig, which is less lean than the loin. Canadian bacon is often used for breakfasts, brunch, and lunch while ham is typically use for dinner meals.

What Makes Jones Canadian Bacon Superior?

There should be no surprise that Jones Canadian Bacon is crafted with care and quality. Jones Canadian bacon is made from only the most tender and premium center portions of fresh, never-frozen loins. Just like our dry-aged bacon, Jones Canadian bacon is naturally smoked using real hickory or cherrywood chips, giving it a robust and deeply satisfying flavor.

Health-conscious Choice:

Fully cooked and certified gluten-free, Jones Canadian bacon seamlessly integrates into a wholesome diet, providing a flavorful alternative to traditional bacon that’s high in lean protein. In fact, a three-slice serving has only 60 calories but boasts an impressive 10 grams of protein while maintaining a 97% fat-free profile. Jones also offers All Natural Uncured Canadian Bacon, available in two package sizes (6 oz and 24 oz). It’s cherrywood smoked, made without sugar and features pork raised without antibiotics and vegetarian fed which means it’s made without the use of added nitrates or nitrites.

Many Ways to Enjoy Jones Canadian Bacon

Jones Canadian Bacon can be enjoyed right out of the package, layered as a protein onto sandwiches or added as a versatile ingredient into countless recipes. Here are the top five recipes that have captured the hearts and palates of visitors to the Jones website over the past year:

  1. Canadian Bacon and Egg Cups
  2. Classic Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon and Hollandaise Sauce
  3. Croque Madame with Canadian Bacon
  4. Canadian Bacon Broccoli Casserole
  5. Canadian Bacon, Spinach & Cheese Frittata

Where to buy Jones Canadian Bacon

As the top-selling brand in the market today, Jones Canadian Bacon is available on the shelves of leading retailers nationwide. This includes Costco, Walmart, Publix, Albertson’s, Target, BJ’s, Food Lion, Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Wakefern and more. Visit the Jones Product Finder to discover a store near you that carries Jones Canadian Bacon as well as our sausage, ham, braunschweiger and scrapple.

As a lean and flavorful option that marries taste with nutrition, Jones Canadian Bacon effortlessly elevates breakfasts, brunches, and recipes with its unique qualities. Have a question about Jones Dairy Farm Canadian Bacon that we didn’t cover in this article? Reach out to our customer service representatives here.

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