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Here’s the scientific proof for the overwhelmingly good smell of bacon.

why does bacon smell good

Okay. Maybe we need a layman’s explanation.

Say what? It’s the fat that we’re cutting out of our diet that makes bacon smell great.

julia child cooking showChefs will tell you – especially Julia Child – that adding butter to your recipes is what makes them smell good. (Except without the meaty scent.)

The fat in the butter carries the aroma in the same way bacon smells so great.

Infographic and video by Compound Interest

So there you have it. We answered one question with scientific accuracy and were able to defend cooking with butter at the same time. Our work here is done.

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