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Old 04-18-2012, 09:58 AM
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Default HEB Selling Lunchmeat Free of Nitrates/Antibiotics

How do you feel about this?

HEB now sells its central market brand of lunch meat that says free from antibiotics/hormones and no added nitrates/nitrites.

Do you care, don't care, think its still gross, think its a step in the right direction, etc?
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:01 AM
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Very pleased to hear this. Of course, H.E.B. is a Texas only grocer. I'm always pleased to find hot dogs and other meats free of nitrates. Still have to beware of processed lunch meat though. Some of them are mystery meat. Still, if they say they don't contain antimicrobials and nitrates, I believe them.
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How do you feel about this?

HEB now sells its central market brand of lunch meat that says free from antibiotics/hormones and no added nitrates/nitrites.

Do you care, don't care, think its still gross, think its a step in the right direction, etc?

Do they have celery or beet juice added? Both high in nitrates.
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I do care, and am happy to see any antibiotic, hormone or nitrate free products at the local supermarket. At times these things can be found in club stores like Costco at a lower price, or at health food stores which have competitive prices with the big chain supermarkets. Definitely a step in the right direction!
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So what keeps the lunch meat from rotting then? or does it rot in a timely fashion?
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It does rot faster, but it seems they use something to slow things down.

Heck, they must have done something in the 1700's to preserve meat.

Fermentation and natural preservation is my next exploit.
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Celery juice is high in nitrates and an enzyme converts the nitrates to nitrites. I think a couple hundred yrs ago they had some natural source of nitrites and they heavily salted the meat
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Heck, they must have done something in the 1700's to preserve meat.


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I think a couple hundred yrs ago they had some natural source of nitrites and they heavily salted the meat

Oooh my gosh history yumyum, too many interesting topics at once.
My brain is on fire I'd better go do some yard work to blow off steam.

But, you're right Saved! Salt & other things depending on location.. have to scroll about 1/4 page down~

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Oooh my gosh history yumyum, too many interesting topics at once.
My brain is on fire I'd better go do some yard work to blow off steam.

But, you're right Saved! Salt & other things depending on location.. have to scroll about 1/4 page down~

About Food Preperation
http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodcolonial.html

Kick ass article. Could you imagine going back to colonial days, I bet the food tasted awesome. (at least in the warmer months)
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The fat on the last organic chicken I ate tasted mildly of cod liver oil. Maybe I was imagining things, but I was thinking, 'can i really taste the difference between omega 6 and omega 3?'
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The fat on the last organic chicken I ate tasted mildly of cod liver oil. Maybe I was imagining things, but I was thinking, 'can i really taste the difference between omega 6 and omega 3?'
Some of the organic chickens are fed fish oil.
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Very pleased to hear this. Of course, H.E.B. is a Texas only grocer. I'm always pleased to find hot dogs and other meats free of nitrates. Still have to beware of processed lunch meat though. Some of them are mystery meat. Still, if they say they don't contain antimicrobials and nitrates, I believe them.
Do not take their word as bond. Please investigate their claims, hold them accountable to what they say, then make your determination )
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Some of the organic chickens are fed fish oil.
Excellent! Feed your food the supplements and then just eat the food.
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