You may have seen turkey bacon showing up on our menu instead of pork. Turkey bacon offers several advantages over pork bacon. Let’s take a look:
• Lower in calories: A 1-ounce serving of turkey bacon has 100 calories, compared to 150 calories in pork bacon for the same amount.
• Lower in fat: Turkey bacon is leaner than pork and yields around 2g of saturated fat per ounce, while pork bacon comes in at almost 4g. Total fat for turkey is just under 8g, with pork around 11.5g.
• Good option if you can’t eat pork: Due to pork allergies, health reasons, or religious beliefs, some people can’t eat pork so turkey bacon is a good option for them to still be able to enjoy bacon while still meeting their requirements.