So, while grocery shopping yesterday, my boyfriend and I were looking at an uncured spiral cut ham from Trader Joes. I'm assuming this, while nitrate/nitrite free, is not paleo because it contains sugar.
The ingredients were: Ham, Water, Refinery Syrup (ps, what is that?!?), sea salt, sodium lactate, dextrose, honey, & sodium diacetate. It also said it was glazed with Brown Sugar.
The nutritional info said one 2 oz. serving has 8g protein, and 6g sugar.
Should we just leave that alone? We're looking for a good "breakfast ham" that's uncured/Paleo. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I would stay away from any kind of frequent consumption of CAFO pork, which is what that ham is, despite being chemical nitrite free. Seems like a better occasional treat... But if it's only an occaisiobal treat, it seems worth it to source something raised responsibly and not fed a bunch of gmo soy and corn in confinement. A little research on google should be easy enough.
These days I normall just eat a whole buch of eggs cooked in butter, either a potato or a mess of kale and if I'm Still hungry I'll have some leftover meat from the night before or I'll scramble some grassfed ground beef with some kale and garlic For a sort of paleo hash. They sell organic bacon at my whole foods and pastured bacon at my farmers market which I buy occaisionally, but it isn't a staple of my diet.
Sally Fallon, President of Weston A. Price and author of Nourishing Traditions says that pork needs to be marinaded or cured to prevent the "sludging" effect is has on our blood. I thought TJs had some non-nitrite/nitrate cured bacon or ham.
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