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Pros and Cons of Reduced Salt Foods

Healthy Living | Last Active: Apr 7, 2021 | Replies (9)

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@wallyk @imallears - Sigh, I was equating salt free bacon with no nitrates...but I was mistaken. Now I have to do some more reading to see if I might need to learn a new way to make bacon.

"No, Nitrate-Free Bacon Is Not a Health Food. Though they're considered "diet-friendly," nitrate-free processed meats still should be eaten in moderation. Jan 13, 2021" -- Is Nitrate-Free Bacon and Sausage Healthy? | Food Network: https://www.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/news/is-nitrate-free-uncured-meat-healthy

Make your own salt free bacon 😋 - Salt-Free Bacon: https://www.doctoroz.com/recipe/salt-free-bacon
How To Make Low-Sodium Bacon at Home: https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-your-own-low-sodium-bacon-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-218119

Or if you are like me and like quick and easy - 5 Best Bacon Brands at the Supermarket, and 3 to Avoid: https://www.eatthis.com/best-bacon/

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No way on earth I am making my own salt free bacon. I equate bacon to pizza and I will have it when I want it...not too often though.
I cook 6 or so slabs in the oven on parchment paper and just before they are crisp, take them out....drain and cool. Then I wrap in paper towel and put in plastic bag in fridge. Lasts a long time and when I am in the mood for bacon I microwave for about 30 seconds til crispy. Bacon is a beautiful thing and a BLT on whole grain bread is the bomb. And the smell of cooking bacon.....wow......Stick an avocado on the sandwich and it’s even better.
If I find a really good garden type tomato...there is nothing like a tomato sandwich with Mayo on toast.

Oh my...food I rarely eat but will if I wanna.

FL Mary

Thanks. I'm definitely NOT making my own bacon but Smithfield seems like a reasonable option if I feel the need to "splurge". Thank you for doing the research.