I searched for this and couldn't find a thread on it (but if there is one, please let me know).
I find that eating cured meat tends to upset my stomach a good amount. I love charcuterie plates, so if I could identify which meats are the problem and just avoid those, I'd be thrilled.
But so far, experimentation has basically just shown that I do fine with bacon, but not so well with other cured meat.
I think I have some gluten issues, but they aren't usually bad enough that I have to do anything other than avoid the obvious sources, and I even usually do OK with breaded/fried things if it's not too much and I don't do it too often.
Could it be the weird sugar substitutes that are sometimes used to cure meats? Is there really enough in there to cause this kind of reaction? Does anyone else experience this?
asked byKrisha_C_ (1968)
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on November 22, 2011
at 11:20 PM
Let's assume that you mean cured bacon with nitrates; in doing so we can eliminate that as the source of the problem. Pork, nitrate, erythorbate, salt content, all seem unlikely to be the problem.
So that leaves everything that's in other types of cured meat. I would first look at two things: spices, and garlic. Garlic upsets my stomach often, and it's almost universally added to sausages. Chili powder, paprika, fennel, black pepper, and mace are also very common. Do you know if they upset your stomach other times?