Barrels of salted pork

Barrels of salted pork

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Caption: Barrels of salted pork. This preserved form of meat was historically carried on board sailing ships to provide rations during long voyages at sea. The salt acts to slow bacterial decay.

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Keywords: barrel, barrels, cargo hold, expedition, exploration, food, food preservation, food science, foods, foodstuffs, historical, history, maritime, meat, nutrition, pork, preserved, rations, sailing ship, salt, salt pork, salted pork, satly, ship, voyage

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