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Which bacon is better and more safe?

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Created April 26, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I have a pork belly sitting in the fridge and I will be making my own bacon soon but in the mean time I will be buying from the store. I only buy the bacon with cultured celery extract instead of the ones with sodium nitrate in them. Which bacon has more nitrates in it? The one with the celery extract(naturally occuring nitrates) or the pure sodium nitrate? Which one would I be better off buying? The bacon I buy is about $5.99 Canadian, and I can get regular bacon for $1.99 so if the regular kind is better I would buy that instead.

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on April 27, 2012
at 01:58 AM

It has nitrites if it has celery anything in it. Even if the label says it doesn't have nitrites. Legally they can say there are no nitrites even if there are nitrites from celery stuff, even if its more nitrites (usually is) than if normal nitrites were used.

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on April 27, 2012
at 01:21 AM

The full bacon news from Weston A Price: http://www.westonaprice.org/blogs/kdaniel/2012/03/29/save-your-bacon-sizzling-bits-about-nitrites-dirty-little-secrets-about-celery-salt-and-other-aporkalyptic-news/

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on April 27, 2012
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http://www.westonaprice.org/letters/letters-spring-2012 Here is the link for others who are interested. I think bacon eaters should read this.

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Thank you, I will check their website.

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on April 26, 2012
at 09:41 PM

I'm willing to wager there's not a whole lot of difference between the two. I'd be more interested in the quality of the meat rather than the details of the cure.

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on April 26, 2012
at 11:10 PM

I just read in the WP foundation's Spring issue a letter that stated that bacon made with celery salt has more nitrate in it. Not sure if it is online, check their website or get the spring issue of Wise Traditions. It is in the letters section.

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

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on April 27, 2012
at 12:23 AM

http://www.westonaprice.org/letters/letters-spring-2012 Here is the link for others who are interested. I think bacon eaters should read this.

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on April 27, 2012
at 01:21 AM

The full bacon news from Weston A Price: http://www.westonaprice.org/blogs/kdaniel/2012/03/29/save-your-bacon-sizzling-bits-about-nitrites-dirty-little-secrets-about-celery-salt-and-other-aporkalyptic-news/

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

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on April 27, 2012
at 12:18 AM

Thank you, I will check their website.

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on April 27, 2012
at 01:18 AM

Applegate Farms Sunday Bacon is excellent! No nitrates/nitrites, organic, gluten and casein free. Also, delicious.

3b0b95dfc6dc5c18e535945f4aab0866

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on April 27, 2012
at 01:58 AM

It has nitrites if it has celery anything in it. Even if the label says it doesn't have nitrites. Legally they can say there are no nitrites even if there are nitrites from celery stuff, even if its more nitrites (usually is) than if normal nitrites were used.

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on April 26, 2012
at 09:38 PM

I get Wellshire Farms bacon bits and pieces, as it's cheaper than the sliced bacon. I prefer to make sure it's celery extract, rather than pure sodium nitrate.

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