Where Do Baby Back Ribs Come From?

Baby Back Ribs are located on the loin of the hog.  They are basically the spine and part of the ribs.  They are cut when you "take" the loin off of the backbone.

The name comes not from the age of the hog, but because of the small size of the "ribs" compared to the larger pork spareribs.  Pork Spareribs are the actual ribs of a hog.

Last Updated:  Tuesday, May 22, 2012 09:40 PM