Nitrate-Free Bacon Might be Just a Gimmick

May 11, 2011


Anyone who has ever reached for the "No Nitrates Added" bacon thinking they were making a healthy choice, might have gotten rooked.

That's what blogger and author of Charcuterie and bacon advocate Michael Ruhlman says in his recent blog post.

He compares nitrate-free bacon to fat-free calorie bomb granola bars that claim to be healthy.

It's an interesting debate and worth another look. Maybe we can all go back to good old fashioned bacon and still feel good about it!