Science Explains Why Bacon Smells So Good [Video]

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Have you ever wondered why bacon smells so incredible? Well, the folks over at Reactions/ACS crafted a video that answers that very important question. As it turns out, there are 150 organic compounds that come together to make up bacon’s alluring scent. When the bacon is cooked, something called the Maillard reaction (a chemical reaction between amino acids and reducing sugars) occurs, which gives bacon is wonderful hearty flavor. Couple that reaction with melting fat, and the result gives off an intricate mixture of aromas that mesh together to create one, oh-so-delicious scent that is downright irresistible.

Watch the video after the break…

(via io9)

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