The belly includes the hog’s entire ventral area.

Did you know?

  • 75% of pork bellies are used to prepare bacon.
  • Salt pork also comes from the belly and is used to make tasty lardons for soups and salads.
  • Spare ribs have more bone than meat. They are fattier, more tender and cheaper than back ribs. They’re used to make the tasty Chinese dish of spare ribs.


  • Pork belly is not always available in grocery stores. It’s best to order it from your grocer or buy it from a butcher shop.