Because Canadian Peameal Bacon is made using loins from the back of the piggy, rather than from the belly where most bacon is made from, Peameal Bacon is very lean. As a result of less fat, one can enjoy the great taste of a lean, low fat, great tasting bacon, while not having the consequences of adding excess fat to your diet. In fact, Peameal Bacon typically has 85% less fat than regular side bacon. Because Peameal Bacon is lean, it cooks quickly. It can be fried, grilled or barbecued within in minutes.