Baby Back ribs are cut from where the rib meets the spine after the loin is removed. The upper ribs are called baby back ribs because they are shorter in relation to the bigger spareribs. Not because they come from a baby pig! Baby back ribs are sometimes known as loin back or just back ribs.
Baby back ribs are taken from the muscle that runs along the back of the pig. This is a rather meaty cut containing high-quality meat. The rack is shorter at one end, due to the natural tapering of a pig's rib cage. A typical rack has 10–13 bones. Baby back ribs are particularly tasty, especially when served Bahamian style with macaroni or potato salad.