I have a pork belly sitting in the fridge and I will be making my own bacon soon but in the mean time I will be buying from the store. I only buy the bacon with cultured celery extract instead of the ones with sodium nitrate in them. Which bacon has more nitrates in it? The one with the celery extract(naturally occuring nitrates) or the pure sodium nitrate? Which one would I be better off buying? The bacon I buy is about $5.99 Canadian, and I can get regular bacon for $1.99 so if the regular kind is better I would buy that instead.
I just read in the WP foundation's Spring issue a letter that stated that bacon made with celery salt has more nitrate in it. Not sure if it is online, check their website or get the spring issue of Wise Traditions. It is in the letters section.