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    I'm glad to hear the reassuring information about nitrates/nitrites, because I love bacon and all the local bacon I can get has been cured with nitrites. Sharon, I am humbled and impressed that you are going to make cured sausage! Wow! I know less than nothing about it but it sounds harder than mixing herbs and spices into a bunch of ground pork. Good luck, and I hope you find that sausage stuffer under your Christmas tree!

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    @onelastime - if you have Whole Foods around you, they carry tons of varieties of nitrate/nitrite free bacon. I think I've even seen them in regular supermarkets, too.


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    @brian7972 - there are two in Southern Ontario but being from a small town they're not close to me. If I ever get near one maybe I can stock up.


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    FYI - Whole Foods sell nitrate free bacon and sausage.


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    @onelastime - gotcha. We didn't have one around here until recently, too. Luckily for you, bacon is easy to stock up/freeze.


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    It's expensive so I buy 20 packs when it's on sale... usually 4.99 per pack sometimes 2 for 5 on sale.


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    This is all terrific information! Found another link explaining how nitrate-free salami is made at http://zmojournal.blogspot.com/2008/...ed-salami.html

    "Nitrates are necessary for curing meat. You can’t cure without them and keep meat pink and safe. But if nitrates are necessary for curing meat, how can places like Whole Foods carry meats they say are nitrate free?


    The trick is celery. It’s high in nitrates. Concentrated celery juice is used in the curing, instead of the naturally occurring mineral sodium nitrate. The FDA allows it to be called “Natural Flavor” instead of “Sodium Nitrate.”


    So, it's all starting to look like so much BS to me.


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    I just buy uncured bacon.


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    Yea uncured bacon here as well...


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    I remember a big fuss about how Nitrates/ites affect lung function


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6560121.stm


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