There are a growing number of “free from” bacons appearing on the market. But not all are created equal! Here is the “naked truth” about nitrite and nitrate free bacon:
There are 3 Important factors to consider when choosing your bacon:
The Pork – All of our bacon is made from pork from our own organic pasture raised pigs.
Our pigs live their entire lives free to roam on fresh pasture, forage for their natural diet, and roll in the mud.
Sadly, this is not the case for most of the pigs that end up being your bacon.
98% of UK pigs are fattened in sheds. 93% spend their entire lives indoors.
Don’t be fooled by claims such as “Outdoor bred”. The pigs still spend their entire lives in captivity, fed unatural, unsustainable feed, and routinely dosed with antibiotics.
Even “Free Range” doesn’t count for much. The only certification that guarantees your bacon came from a happy, healthy pig is the organic one.
The Cure – Our bacon is free from both nitrAtes and nitrItes.
You’ll now find various mass produced bacons claiming to be free from one or the other.
They’ll then list on their ingredients “natural flavourings“…
There are of course many natural sources of both nitrates and nitrites… crafty eh?
Pasty, but tasty… Be warned, our bacon isn’t pink. This is because it’s the nitrites and nitrates that cause this colour change. It might not look like the bacon you’re used to when it arrives – But that’s a goood thing!
Our bacon is cured with organically approved sea salt (no anti caking agent), organic raw cane sugar and organic blackstrap molasses.
Sugar? Don’t worry, the final product only contains trace amounts.
The sugar and salt draw the moisture out of the pork during the 2 week curing process. Afterwards, we rinse off the excess sugar and salt, then hang for another 10 days.
Taste – Our bacon is delicious!
Don’t just take our word for it, try some on us! We’re so confident that you’ll love our bacon so much and want to come back for more that we’re happy to let you try a pack for free.
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