Saw Oscar Mayer Selects bacon in the store today with these ingredients:
Pork, Water, Sea Salt, Evaporated Cane Syrup, Cultured Celery Juice.
no nitrates or preservatives added.
Does this look ok? What about regular store bought bacon with nitrates?
I buy bacon from the store, but I only buy it if the ingredients are "pork, water, salt." These brands do exist, you just have to read some labels and you'll find something - if not at your regular store, then at some other chain.
Celery juice is the same thing as sodium nitrite, just a "natural" version of it, whatever the hell that means. Oscar Meyer already got an earful from me after I ate their "No nitrites or nitrates added!" hot dogs a couple of years ago and got my usual hot dog/bacon 3-day migraine.
If you don't have a problem with sodium nitrite, I can't see it being too terrible, but I wouldn't eat a lot of it.
I would treat any bacon as an occasional (1-2x/month) treat and not a staple of your diet.
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Last edited by yodiewan; 06-06-2012 at 06:50 PM.