Bacon and Sodium Nitrite (Nitrates)


Sodium nitrite (AKA nitrates) is a preservative used to slow the spoilage of pork products and cured meats such as lunch meats, hot dogs, bacon, and sausages. It is on our Scary Seven list of ingredients to avoid, and for good reason! Nitrites combine with amines to form carcinogenic nitrosamines.

Bacon almost always contains nitrosamines is bacon due to the very high cooking temperature used to fry it. I recommend avoiding it whenever possible.

Instead, choose cured and lunch meats that do not contain added nitrates, or nitrites. My go-to meat of choice when traveling is Applegate Farms. They have a whole line of natural and organic meats that do not contain added nitrites. You can check out their standards here.

Below is my recent segment on Great Day Houston. I talked about healthy summer entertaining, and healthier hot dogs were on the menu!

Image: Didriks


By Andrea Donsky| July 30, 2014
Categories:  Eat

About the Author

Andrea Donsky

Andrea Donsky

Founder & Chief Passionista at NaturallySavvy.com. See my full bio here.

Add A Comment

Comment

Allowed HTML: <b>, <i>, <u>

Comments


What's Fresh

FacebookTwitterGplusPinterestYoutubeRss




 

RSS

In the Spotlight

  • Maty's Healthy Products

    Get better naturally. With super immune boosters for colds & flu & all natural indigestion relief. Maty's Healthy Products have 100% natural ingredients & were designed to heal not harm. Your family deserves the best.


  • Bigelow Tea

    For over 70 years, Bigelow Tea has perfected each recipe, then carefully put each teabag in a protective pouch - quality you can taste & smell.


  • Kura Nutrition

    Grass Fed Dairy Protein & Plant Based Vegan Protein. Born in New Zealand. Raised in the United States.





Copyright © Agility Inc. 2017
    
Popup Image