people food is thrilled to now be able to offer nitrate free bacon, courtesy of Mr. Dale Green of wild west natural meats. In case you haven’t a clue about nitrates:
What they are: Nitrates and nitrites are chemical compounds found in many foods, including some salts. Salt containing nitrates has been favored for preserving meat because it maintains color and flavor while inhibiting bacterial growth.
Why they’re unhealthy: Nitrates have been linked to infant methemoglobinemia, a deficiency of oxygen in the blood. Also, nitrate can interact with the amines in protein to form nitrosamines, which have been linked to cancer in lab animals.
Please come by and give this wonderful local product a try. You can buy a pack (frozen) or enjoy it one of our people food creations: ie sweet potato & bacon soup (aka liquid bacon). NOBODY is asking you to give up bacon, just give the chemical free stuff a whirl. I have, and I’m lovin’ it.