Pork and other meats make up a significant part of the Amish diet

amish eat porkUnlike some other religious traditions, Amish have no restrictions against eating meat from pigs and hogs.

In fact, pork makes up a significant part of the Amish diet, in the form of bacon, ham, sausage, and pork chops, among other meat items.  Amish often raise and fatten a pig or two, to be slaughtered in the autumn, and then processed and eaten through the winter.

Amish eat a variety of other meats as well, including chicken and beef.  Indeed, an Amish vegetarian is a rare thing.  Amish, who tend to do farm work and other manual labor, are known to have hearty appetites.

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