nitrate free foods

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Created August 20, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Where can i find a list of nitrate free foods?



on August 20, 2012
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on August 20, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Most vegetables, especially root vegetables and leafy greens, contain nitrates. This includes arugula, basil, butterhead lettuce, beets, celery, spinach, pumpkin, carrots, and turnips.

Cured meats like bacon, hot dogs, and salami often contain nitrate, though not always (and almost always less than vegetables). It will usually say on the label (although often so called "no nitrate/nitrite" brands will contain celery powder which contains nitrate).

In general, fruits, meats, nuts, dairy, and grains don't contain nitrate, or at least not very much.

Nitrates have a bad reputation, but many people don't agree that they're a dietary villain:




on August 20, 2012
at 10:53 PM

I have to give some props Mscott for a thoughtful well-worded answer:


I don't think nitrate/ites are problematic myself, nitrosamine production might be one of the paleo boogeymen that doesn't really exist.

EDIT: Not that this at all answers your question, but I assume you're asking it for this reason.

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on August 20, 2012
at 04:05 PM

Stick to unprocessed foods; Meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts and if you love bacon, ham or any kind of cured, salted meats, learn how to make them, it's easier than you think


on August 20, 2012
at 07:02 PM

Nitrates may actually be health beneficial. spinach and beets are loaded with em.

Apparently, they're good for your muscles.



on August 20, 2012
at 03:58 PM

Here are a couple I've found: - http://www.applegate.com/ - http://www.fortunasausage.com/

and I also use a meetup locally where we all get together and buy quarter pigs & 10lb packages of beef... although your best bet is get a freezer and buy a half cow and half pig... Any grass fed organic farm would be happy to help and they're much much cheaper than paying retail. It saves you thousands.

Good luck...


on August 20, 2012
at 03:54 PM

I have no idea, if someone was to put together a list that would be a big help. Would cut down on my time in the store that's for sure.

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