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What is the difference between a gammon joint and bacon joint?
A bacon joint is a piece of cured pork, made with any cut of meat, unlike gammon. Correctly, gammon is the hind leg cut from a side of bacon after curing and traditionally the cure should be the mildest, but we are getting into the habit of calling any bacon joint suitable for boiling and baking a piece of gammon.
Is Gammon healthier than bacon?
Pan-Fried Bacon When we compare this with gammon, which has a total of 17g of fat per 100g it's clear that gammon is a much healthier option. You should also take into account that although gammon has a high sodium content it still tastes much the same as bacon and is better for your health overall.
What is the difference between a gammon and ham?
Gammon is the name given to the meat from the hind legs of a pig that has been cured in the same way as bacon. The main difference between gammon and ham is that gammon will be sold raw and needs to be cooked; ham is sold cooked or dry-cured and ready for eating.
What is the best cut of Gammon?
Middle gammon or fillet end of gammon is the top half of the leg, weighing about 2-3kg, and is the best gammon joint for roasting or boiling because it yields the largest, neatest slices.