How to Remove Nitrates From Processed Meat?

Answer Meat products, such hot dogs and deli meats, use a nitrate preservative, such as sodium nitrate, to mitigate the growth of microorganisms that could otherwise spoil the food. Removing nitrates from... Read More »

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