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What is the difference between pork, bacon, ham, and gammon?

Question #80882. Asked by darkpresence.
Last updated May 27 2021.

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Bacon is from the back or sides of the pig.
Pork is 'unsalted pig flesh as food.'
Gammon is from bacon and/or ham.
Ham is from the upper part of the pig's leg.

It all depends on where it comes from the pig.

Reference: New Zealand Oxford Dictionary, 2002

May 23 2007, 3:55 PM
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Answer has 3 votes.
"Ham is a pig's hind leg, first cut off the carcass and then smoked, salted or dried (or a combination of these) for preservation. Gammon also comes from the hind leg but it is cured as part of a side of bacon and cut off after wards."

Response last updated by CmdrK on May 27 2021.
Dec 04 2007, 4:32 PM
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Answer has 3 votes.
Gammon is a two point win obtained by clearing all of your pieces before your opponent has cleared any of theirs.


Dec 04 2007, 7:26 PM
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