What Is the Difference between Gammon and Ham?


The main difference between ham and gammon is that ham is meat derived from a carcass and is eventually treated, while gammon is meat that is derived from a carcass after the brining treatment. The similarity between ham and gammon is that both are cured meats. Most people hardly notice the difference while eating these meat.
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The difference between gammon and ham is that ham is a pig's hind leg that is usually cut off the carcass and then smoked or salted for preservation. A gammon, also from the hind leg, is cured as part of a side of bacon and then cut off after wards. It may be smoked separately or it can be left un-smoked but it is not sufficiently matured to have a strong ham flavour.
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Ham is part pig's hind leg, first cut off the carcass and then smoked, salted or dried for preservation. Gammon also comes from the hind leg but it is not matured long enough to have a strong ham flavor and does not keep for as long as ham which is cured as part of a side of bacon and cut off after wards.
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