I'm having such a hard time finding nitrate/-ite free foods. Okay, so really it's bacon (as I don't consume much of anything else w/nitrates/ites - that I'm aware of). BUT... I live in the midwest, US, not near any of the cooler groceries (ie, Whole Foods, et al) & am struggling to find these.
So, I was wondering what brands of N-free meats do you consume? Is this really a big issue (I don't consume a lotta Vit C - should I?)?
Recommendations/advice - as always - is welcomed.
I would not worry too much about nitrates in bacon. You will find more nitrates in vegetables. I would worry more about the quality of the bacon as most stuff from the grocery store are from non-ecologically raised pork. I buy my bacon from 100% naturally raised pigs and it still contains nitrates because that's part of the process. But its all local and tastes so much better than the store bought stuff.
Many of these products add celery or beet extract, both of which are rich in nitrates... In fact, vegetables, especially celery, beets, and leafy greens, have more nitrates than preserved meats.
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