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  • #16
    We buy bacon from US Wellness Meats. No sugar, and no added nitrates/nitrites. Just pork and salt.

    It's really great bacon.

    Oh, and they have other sugar-free options

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    • #17
      +1 for US Wellness. Great nitrate-free, sugar-free bacon. They have both pork and beef.

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      • #18
        I used to buy from them. But Kreillich farm has better quality I have found.

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        • #19
          Just buy pork belly?

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          • #20
            I have a couple of local farmers who sell bacon that is smoked, but uses no nitrates or sugar.

            Check eatwild.com for farmers who might be close to you.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
              I have a couple of local farmers who sell bacon that is smoked, but uses no nitrates or sugar.

              Check eatwild.com for farmers who might be close to you.


              They have a 150 year old recipe the way it is supposed to be made with natural salt and fresh herbs and spices. No sugar or nitrates. I couldn't believe how it tasted even compared to the stuff from trader Joes or whole foods.

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              • #22
                sorry forgot the link kreilichfarm.com

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                • #23
                  Make your own.

                  Good Eats S05E05 Scrap Iron Chef: Bacon Challenge - YouTube

                  I used the molasses, but you could probably leave that out.

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                  • #24
                    Perhaps the whole "nitrates are evil" is a bit overblown in the first place - The Nitrate and Nitrite Myth: Another Reason not to Fear Bacon

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                    • #25
                      Nitrites cause migraines in quite a few people, some of whom don't even realize that's what's causing them, so they're still a banned substance for me because I'm in pain for 3 days if I ingest it.

                      Don't forget that celery salt/juice/seed are still chemically the same thing as what's n cheap bacon, just "prettified" so people think they're getting something healthier. If anything, there might be more nitrites (studies have shown it's common) in bacon labelled with celery salt/seed/juice instead of plain old "sodium nitrite".
                      Durp.

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