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    The science of why does bacon smells so good

    I just *knew* it was the 2-ethyl-3,5-dimethylpyrazine.

    Bacon is one of the West’s most popular foods, with it eaten in a full English for breakfast, add it to a salad for lunch, and on your burger for dinner, but just why does it smell so delicious?

    American Chemical Society (ACS) teamed up with Compound Interest to explain why the aroma is so delectable.

    Bacon has 150 volatile organic compounds that contribute to it smell, including many hydrocarbons, alcohols, ketones and aldehydes alongside some nitrogen-containing compounds, which are exclusively found in bacon and not other pork products.

    Individually, the nitrogen compounds 2,5-dimethylpyrazine, 2,3-dimethylpyrazine, 2-ethyl-5-methylpyrazine and 2-ethyl-3,5-dimethylpyrazine do not produce the bacon smell, but combined scientists believe that they are responsible.

    The cooking of bacon also facilitates the Maillard reaction, where amino acids and reducing sugars react to brown and give flavour to foods, and add to that the sizzling, melting fats and you have a combination that can produce an irresistible aroma.

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    Pork Ahkbar!

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    knew a guy who ate bacon every fecking day
    and was beginning to look like a pig
    weird indeed.

    my neice picked me up at the airport when i arrived back from Thailand
    and just before we hit the motorway, she asks,
    fancy a bacon sarney uncle,
    sweet words at the time.

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    Bacon.....that is why aromatherapy is not bullshit....

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    Let's all have a drink to the facilitation of our Maillard reaction.

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    Depends on the bacon, actually.
    As they're not all alike - not even close.

    This would apply to all the senses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Depends on the bacon, actually.
    As they're not all alike - not even close.

    This would apply to all the senses.
    the backlard expert

    that's CURED it for you

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    Why does bacon smell so good?

    simple..

    God is punishing the Jews and Muslims.

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