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    Bacon recommendations?

    I notice that lots of you eat bacon. I confess I haven't eaten it in years and was looking for recommendations from people who know.

    I tried to google "healthy bacon," but as you might guess, I got lots of turkey bacon results, which I'm so not looking for.

    Gi'mme pork!

    Thanks in advance for any info.

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    I get my pork from local sustainable farms who raise their pigs on pasture, and whose bacon is smoked but contains no nitrites/nitrates. Do you have a farm you deal with? You could check eatwild.com if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
    I get my pork from local sustainable farms who raise their pigs on pasture, and whose bacon is smoked but contains no nitrites/nitrates. Do you have a farm you deal with? You could check eatwild.com if interested.
    Ditto.

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    BJ's by me has some good, no nitrate bacon. I forget the name, however. Cheap too!

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    I know that costco offers a nitrate free bacon as well as their normal kirkland bacon. I started with the no-nitrate costco bacon, but have recently switched to the regular bacon they offer.
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    Bj's Wholesale has Applegate Farm's Sunday bacon, uncured. It's pretty good, though not as good as local stuff (much meatier, IMO).
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    Bj's Wholesale has Applegate Farm's Sunday bacon, uncured. It's pretty good, though not as good as local stuff (much meatier, IMO).
    +1. I Always have applegate farms bacon and cold cuts on hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    Bj's Wholesale has Applegate Farm's Sunday bacon, uncured. It's pretty good, though not as good as local stuff (much meatier, IMO).
    +1 it's the best I have found. I eat their turkey lunch meat too sometimes for a snack...not bad if you don't mind the sodium

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    I don't eat a ton of bacon, but Beeler's and Coleman Natural are the two best I've had.

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    One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of "uncured" or "no nitrite added" bacon relies on celery juice/powder, which is full of naturally-occurring nitrate. For instance, "Applegate Farms" appears to be in the celery-juice category. There's also a debate over whether nitrates/nitrites are even harmful in the first place, but if you've decided to avoid them, you have to read labels very closely.

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