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    I have a huge package of center cut bacon( the reg kind) and I would like to use it up before I go out and purchase the uncured kind. I Hope that is ok?

    it is good bacon

    for finacial reasons I can't just toss it out.

    Uncured bacon, does it cook up and taste the same as reg bacon?

    thanks xoxo Darlene


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    I say go ahead and use it. Remember Mark's 80/20 rule. You strive for 100% but figure on hitting that mark only 80% of the time (if you are doing well!).


    I've found uncured bacon tastes different. Not quite as good but that is probably because I'm so used to the nitrite-laden kind. Need to retrain my taste buds.


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    Sorry to interfere, but how does uncured bacon compare to regular bacon in terms of price? I am interested I haven't had bacon in such a long time.

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    eat it!

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    Where do you get uncured bacon from????


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    Trader Joes sells Uncured Applewood smoked bacon that is delicious. Its $4.79 for a package. Also, Whole Foods sells some, I think. I think uncured bacon tastes great! And it does cook up the same as regular bacon (IIRC).


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    This company&#39;s terminology is very confused and incorrect.


    "Curing" meat means treating it in any one of a number of ways to preserve it - including smoking. So I don&#39;t know what they&#39;d would mean by saying the bacon is uncured, specially as they&#39;re selling it as "smoked". It wouldn&#39;t be bacon if it were uncured, anyway: it would be pork. Fresh pig meat is pork.


    I guess they may mean it&#39;s nitrate-free. You can get bacon that is cured just with common salt.


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    One of the ingredients of the nitrate-free bacon I got last time was sugar. The farmers market sells really nice bacon made from farm-raised pigs but unfortunately, they have nitrates. It&#39;s so good I was almost tempted to buy them yesterday. I&#39;ve been keeping my eyes open for uncured bacon, but haven&#39;t seen them anywhere. I asked the Amish farmer at the farmer&#39;s market if he could sell me some pork belly. He said he wasn&#39;t sure as it wouldn&#39;t be USDA-approved. When I said I&#39;ll keep it between the two of us, he said he&#39;d try. I&#39;m keeping my fingers crossed.


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    I&#39;ve been having the same problem finding uncured bacon. There are a few brands of nitrate/nitrite free bacon that I&#39;ve found at my local market, but they have added sugar. I guess they think that if it&#39;s "evaporated cane juice" it&#39;s supposed to sound better...


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    Uncured bacon isn&#39;t uncured. It&#39;s cured, but the government makes them say "uncured" on the label if it&#39;s cured with natural nitrates (usually celery juice) instead of artificial nitrates. (For the same reason, these products are not nitrate-free, regardless of what it says on the label.)


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