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So-called "Nitrite-Free" Bacon Is Full Of It

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Image credit Lloyd Alter Bacon is a summer holiday treat for our family, and I have been paying a significant premium to purchase nitrite-free bacon, as studies going as far back as the seventies have linked nitrites to a number of different kinds of cancer. So I was shocked to read Sara's post on natural nitrites in hot dogs and had a close look at the bacon package. And sure enough, it has a big "No nitrites added" label that drew me in, an asterisk noting *except for those naturally occurring in the ingredients , which include cultured celery extract, , which, as Sara noted, are nitrites. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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