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Sausage

Sausage

The first mention of sausage dates back to 500 B.C., when a Greek writer described the meat in a play called “The Orya”. After that, sausage grew in popularity, and is seen often referenced in literature.

When the Roman emperor Constantinus was in power, the Catholic Church made sausage eating a sin and its consumption was banned. This led to sausages going underground, just like alcohol during the prohibition.

Many different regions in Europe are known for their distinct kind of sausages. Think of a Frankfurter, Bologna, Berliner, Cumberbatch and Lyons. There is an actual sausage museum in Berlin, Germany called the Currywurst museum.

There are tons of different ways to prepare sausage, the most popular kinds of sausages include: fresh sausage, cooked sausage, smoked sausage and cured sausage.

Seasonality

Year-Round

Selection & Storage

Raw sausage can be stored in the fridge for 1 or 2 days, if frozen it will keep 1 or 2 months.

Cured and smoked sausages can be stored outside the fridge for several weeks and inside the fridge for a few months.

Cooked sausages can be kept in the refrigerator for three to four days or two to three months in the freezer.

Cooking Tips

To diversify your sausage experience, mix in some beer! Simmer sausages in beer to enhance their flavor and start a savory sauce

Don’t prick holes in your sausage, as it will let out the precious juices and flavor.

Try using some sliced pieces of sausage in your next stuffing.

Health Benefits

Sausages contain all of the nine amino acids you need for a healthy lifestyle.

Sausages contain the vitamin B-12, which makes sure you have healthy red blood cells.

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