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    Bacon. WTF!

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    OK, I've no problem with SFA. But Bacon? Grok had no access to nitrites. They make the meat a processed food. Why is there such a fanbase for it on this site?

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    the fruits and vegetables you eat have more nitrates in them than processed meat. If you're really all that concerned about it, get nitrate-free bacon.
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    You can get nitrate free bacon if you go to a farmers market or have a look on the net.

    Vegetables are our biggest sources of nitrates so I wouldn't worry too much about them in the context of a nutrient dense antioxidant rich diet.

    P.S I don't really eat pork myself but recently had some really good organic bacon!!!!!

    EDIT - @ Lovestoclimb you just beat me to it lol
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    My local farmer just dropped off 10lbs of bacon last night. He smokes his with apple chips.

    I'm DYING for some this morning as I've been out for a few days now.

    As with all the meats you buy, if you're planning on eating a lot of it, try and get high quality, grass fed meat.

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    Applegate Farms makes some great nitrate/nitrite free bacon. They're a US company, so I don't know if they'll ship overseas. But I'm sure with some searching online as recommended above you could find some good bacon that'll ship to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peril View Post
    Why is there such a fanbase for it on this site?
    I'm gonna guess it's the taste... the smoky-meaty-salty taste... and that chewy/crispy texture... definitely the smell... the beautiful sound when it's sizzling away in the pan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayness View Post
    I'm gonna guess it's the taste... the smoky-meaty-salty taste... and that chewy/crispy texture... definitely the smell... the beautiful sound when it's sizzling away in the pan...
    +1
    + the great fat/protein ratio

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    I think that part of the attraction to bacon CW considers it a dirty thing that will clog up your arteries and most of us that were health conscious didn't eat much bacon before we went primal. The only bacon that I would have eaten before I went primal was turkey bacon and that has the texture and taste of shoe leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemonized View Post
    I think that part of the attraction to bacon CW considers it a dirty thing that will clog up your arteries and most of us that were health conscious didn't eat much bacon before we went primal. The only bacon that I would have eaten before I went primal was turkey bacon and that has the texture and taste of shoe leather.
    +1. Turkey bacon was the Worst.Invention.EVER.

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