What is Bacon?
The popular bacon streaked with fat that is used in American cuisine, comes from the belly of the hog. Bacon is cut in long, thin strips, salt cured and sometimes smoked or flavored with maple. Other cuts come from the back and loin. Raw bacon is pink in color with strips of fat, has a meaty and salty smell that can be smoky. Bacon must stay refrigerated.
What does Bacon Taste Like?
...Salty is one of the five main tastes. It has a satisfying and addictive quality with hints of sourness. Salty foods include cheeses, cured meats, chips, and olives. It is used in almost every dish and prepared food. Salt is added to enhance flavor and offer a distinctly salty taste.
...Umami is one of five main tastes. It is savory with a depth of flavor. Umami is a taste in many foods, including meat, seafood, beans, and nuts. It is both naturally occurring and created through the specific use of ingredients to create a satisfying taste. Umami is characteristic of proteins and savory dishes.