As bacon (since the 10th century in the ahd. Documented as spec , cf. also as. Spekk , ae. Spic , anord. Spik , extra- Germanic without s- in Latin pinguis “fat”, Gr. Πῖαρ, ai. Pīvas- In contrast, the Latin spectile “ belly bacon ” is doubtful, but is the name given to the fatty tissue that is located between the skin and muscles , especially in pigs . A distinction is made mainly between back bacon (also fat bacon) made from pure fatty tissue and pork belly (also streaked bacon) made from pork belly mixed with muscle meat .
There is also bacon, which is made from the hip, the part of the ham on the back . The released, undivided portion of bacon is called the bacon side or bacon dewlap. Bacon is often sold in stores together with the pig's skin, the rind , which can also be used separately.
Back bacon is mainly used as an ingredient in European cuisine, for example for spicing and wrapping lean meat or for making lard , but also diced, minced or ground in numerous sausages . Bacon is sometimes used, bacon mainly as cold cuts .
Back bacon is offered raw and unsmoked as green bacon and, like pork belly , also cured , smoked , dried and cooked. Breakfast bacon ( bacon ) is cured and smoked back or pancetta with portions of meat underneath. Known products are bacon, loin bacon, snack bacon, bacon, lard , pancetta , Salo , Black Forest ham , Speck Alto Adige (in Italian short Bacon called), Tyrolean bacon and Valais dried bacon (in Walser German short Schpäkk called).