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by 0 · April 13, 2014 at 03:12 PM

I am looking to add some pork to my diet. I have the option of fresh pork (pork chops, shoulder, etc.) or nitrate/nitrite free sausages and bacon (AppleGate farms and a few others I can't think of off the top of my head). What is better to... (more)

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harnessedinslums 0 · April 13, 2014 at 01:59 AM

I have had horrible headaches after eating fresh pork products before. Unsure whether it was because it was conventional or if it was some issue with pork itself. Once a week, however, I eat bacon from a local organic farm and I feel pretty good... (more)

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by 0 · April 11, 2014 at 04:55 AM

Hi, I'm having trouble finding sausages that don't have some form of sugar in them, but if it's one of the last ingredients on the list, is there enough sugar in there for it to really matter? Also, are there any other ingredients I... (more)

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samc 0 · April 11, 2014 at 04:55 AM

I avoid sugar, but I consider it minor as I can wrap my head around the concept. Diphosphates ? Can you follow this from Wikipedia ? I can't so I avoid things like this - basically processed foods are bad. ----------- Pyrophosphates are... (more)

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by -3 · February 09, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Hi there! I LOVE eating meat, and I am trying to start a new paleo/keto eating habit because I've heard it can really decrease the inflammation associated with ankle pain/healing. I am having a hard time eating meat that is not prepared (i.e.... (more)

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paleot 0 · February 09, 2014 at 12:18 AM

1500mg is a bit low unless you're trying to lower your blood pressure through sodium restriction. When intakes of sodium less than 2300 mg per day were compared to intakes greater than 2300 mg per day, the “lower sodium intake was... (more)

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by 55 · April 29, 2013 at 05:00 PM

I've found a recipe for Goa Sausages that I'd love to make (they're a fave for me and my lady). The recipe calls for saltpetre. I ordered some and it arrived today. The label is covered in health warnings, this stuff seems quite harmful. Yet it's... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 29, 2013 at 05:00 PM

Added nitrates in our diet are a very minor component of our exposure to nitrates/ites. I wouldn't sweat it. It's a cure, it generally gives that sausage that desired pink color, it's largely optional for fresh applications, some cure however is... (more)

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by 2198 · June 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Do you know any trustworthy NYC butchers that can make nitrate (and celery powder free) sausages?

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Chinaeskimo 0 · June 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Celery powder??