Curing meat without using sodium nitrites must be done carefully. Nitrites provide protection against the growth of botulism-producing organisms, act to retard rancidity and.
How to Make Beef Jerky in the Oven - Traditoinal Marinade
How to make traditional beef jerky - with Cure #1 (sodium nitrite)
When the Firsthand Foods’ team began to get serious about making bacon, we decided, due to popular demand, to offer a “nitrate free” product. We came up with a bacon brine that utilizes celery juice powder as a natural preservative instead of sodium nitrite. The bacon that resulted is delicious! And left us wanting to... Read more »
Facts About Sodium Nitrate and Sodium Nitrite - Don't always believe the hype.
Label Decoder: Sodium Nitrite
If you think hot dogs, bacon and lunch meats keep that pinkish hue naturally, think again! These are just a few of the foods that contain the preservative sodium nitrite, which may be harmful to your health. What is it? "Sodium nitrite" and "sodium nitrate" (you might see either on a food label) are used as preservatives to keep meat that bright red color and help prevent bacterial growth. Where is it? Sodium nitrite is commonly added to cured meats, bacon, sausage, ham a...