Turkey bacon is lower in fat and calories than pork bacon, but it is unsuitable for particular applications, such as grilling, due to its reduced fat level. It’s sometimes called “facon,” a combination of the terms “fake” and “bacon.” In the early 1990s, it became popular in the United States as a low-fat option.
Turkey bacon is also an option for those who do not eat pork due to religious or dietary restrictions. To Muslims, pork is haram (not halal), while to Jews, it is treyf (not kosher). Because Islamic customs forbid the consumption of pork and non-halal meat, when Beautiful Brands International, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company, signed a deal with a Saudi Arabian firm to open 120 locations in eight Middle Eastern countries, they had to replace pork bacon in their recipes at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe locations with halal turkey bacon.
Is the Butterball turkey killed?
One Butterball employee stomped on a turkey’s head till it exploded, another swung a turkey so hard against a metal handrail that her backbone popped out, and yet another was seen putting his finger into a turkey’s vagina.
“If you jump on their tummies right, they’ll pop… or their insides will come out of their,” one worker told an investigator, and other Butterball employees brag about kicking and abusing birds. More information can be found in the investigators’ log notes.
Why Does This Abuse Happen?
Butterball turkeys are killed by hanging them by their legs, shocking them in electrified water until they are paralyzed (though they still feel pain), cutting their throats, and finally defeathering them in a tank of boiling water.
Birds are exempt from coverage under the only federal statute designed to safeguard animals during slaughter, the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, despite accounting for more than 98 percent of all land animals consumed in the United States (HMSA).
Is turkey bacon considered a pig?
Turkey bacon, the original non-pork bacon, is ignored. Turkey bacon, as opposed to full pieces of meat, is created from smoked turkey that has been diced up and re-formed into strips. It has a low fat content (about 10%) and does not shrink like ordinary bacon when cooked. When served alongside eggs, it tastes fine but isn’t much of a substitute. The ideal way to enjoy turkey bacon is on a sandwich like a BLT or a club, where its smokey taste can shine without being overpowering.
Is turkey bacon the same as pork bacon?
“Turkey bacon, like pork bacon, is heavy in saturated fat and sodium, two things that increase your risk of heart disease,” she notes. “And the parallels don’t end there.”
Pork vs. turkey bacon by the numbers
Protein: Pork or turkey bacon offers nearly the same amount of protein per 2-ounce serving. Pork bacon has a serving size of 20 grams. Turkey bacon has 17 grams of fat.
Calories: Turkey bacon has less calories than pork bacon, although the difference is modest 218 vs. 268 calories per 2-ounce portion.
Fat: Turkey bacon has a lower total fat level than pork bacon, at 14 grams vs. 22 grams. However, with 4 grams compared. 8 grams of saturated fat, the level of saturated fat is still significant. Heart disease is linked to saturated fat consumption.
Is it possible for Muslims to celebrate Thanksgiving?
Others are perplexed since they are aware that I do not observe holidays like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, or All Saint’s Day. Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is a non-religious, cultural festival with ideas that are perfectly aligned with the Islamic worldview and it’s one of my favorites.
Thanksgiving is observed by almost every Muslim I know. Those who don’t are often either recent immigrants who haven’t yet established that tradition, or those who believe the Prophet Muhammad’s claim that Islam’s two Eids (holy festivals) have replaced the early pagans’ festivals; they hold no other cultural celebrations, including birthdays, because of this belief. This interpretation, on the other hand, is held by a small group of people.
A few other Muslims are acutely aware of America’s treatment of Native Americans and are vocal about it. Although Muslims seek to impart these less pleasant stories to our children and students, few Muslims refuse to participate in Thanksgiving because of them. Thanksgiving has a lot of potential, and most people see it through modern eyes.
My family enjoys a turkey, particularly one that has been reared and harvested in accordance with Muslim dietary requirements. We could also use a leg of lamb instead of ham.
More significantly, we anticipate spending time with extended relatives, including cousins, aunts, and uncles whom we may only see on this day. We appreciate how the meeting not only fulfills our injunctions to maintain family relationships, but also how it allows us to accomplish other injunctions, such as offering thanks.
I think of the passage “Worship God, and be among those who give thanks” (Quran 39:66) and the hadith “He who does not thank people, does not thank God” when we assemble and each individual vocally discusses what he or she is thankful for. I am grateful for the annual opportunity to spend time with family and publicly express gratitude for our benefits, whether we live in struggle or affluence. I’m grateful merely to have the chance.
It is safe to say Costco is very much halal and safe to consume.
We are delighted to note that, while not all meat kinds are accessible as certified halal items at Costco’s food store chain, the bulk of them are.
The following was sent in response to an email addressed to Costco Member Care: “Thanks for your email. Please read the list below for a current breakdown of our products:
- Not halal lamb cutlets (we process this in our meat department , where we also process pork)
- Although beef is halal, we process it in our meat department, which also processes pork.)
- Minced beef is not halal (as we process in our meat department where we also process pork)
- The halal certification insignia is not on the chicken package, but we have the certificate on-site at each facility.”