The World Health Organisation concluded in a recent report that bacon may cause cancer due to the nitrites or nitrates that are commonly used in processed meats. Most processed meats contain nitrites or nitrates, which are salts from chemical or natural sources added to meat to preserve it. Both turn to nitrites in the body where they can form carcinogenic compounds called nitrosamines that can damage DNA. Even nitrate free products are treated with nitrate salt from celery juice. Natural nitrates are still nitrates and the body does not distinguish between them.
Nitrates are a preservative but they also give processed pork products their distinctive pink colour. Without added nitrates, processed pork such as bacon, ham and salami will turn brown with oxidation shortly after slicing. This is natural and does not affect the flavour of the product. We have just become used to these products being pink. These days with refrigeration and use by dates there is no reason to use nitrates in our processed pork. We need to get used to the natural colour of bacon.
This is why Voodoo Bacon is the clear choice for healthy bacon. Voodoo Bacon does not have any type of nitrate or nitrite, chemical or vegetable.Voodoo Bacon is sold as a slab so that it can be sliced, as you need it. This retains its colour by limiting the amount of surface area to oxidise. No one buys pre-sliced onions because they oxidise and taste bad so why buy pre-sliced bacon. By slicing it yourself you can also make it thicker or thinner depending on your preference.
Voodoo Bacon is made from pork belly from Queensland. It contains all Australian ingredients and all ingredients you have heard of and probably stock in your kitchen. There is nothing artificial or unhealthy used in Voodoo Bacon! Every slab of Voodoo Bacon is lovingly rubbed with salt, sugar and spices by world-renowned multi-award winning chef George Francisco. In keeping with his Southern U.S. roots he handcrafts, smokes and brands every piece of Voodoo Bacon himself. The magic in Voodoo Bacon is the love he puts into this delicious artisanal bacon.
Many people love to cook with Voodoo Bacon. It is delicious when sliced thin for breakfast but its salty, sweet, smoky flavour really booms when it is diced or sliced and used in your favourite dishes. Need inspiration in the kitchen? View our recipes here.