Artificial ingredients are like regrets. It’s best not to have them.
Like 95% of commercially-made food, most bacon is injected with water and chemicals to make less bacon seem like more bacon. And that’s just wrong. So we’d like to give you this simple chart to help you make a more informed choice next time you’re choosing a bacon.
After all, friends don’t let friends eat nitrates.
Artificially flavored and includes ingredients such as nitrates, nitrites, chemical solutions, phosphates and liquid smoke
Wet cured in brine
Injected with water to increase quantity by up to 25%, resulting in a smaller, shriveled appearance when cooked
Shorter smoking time for faster production results in higher fat and less flavor
Heavily processed salt