Bacon?

I thought a few weeks ago I saw a post about a bulletproof friendly bacon using Applegate brands. Does anyone know where that article is, or if it is bulletproof?


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  • edited November 2014

    I've never heard this but I'd guess that the Applegate bacon is on the Red side


     


    Even the best pig farms supplement with feed.  I can't speak for Applegate but even the best-intentioned provider that size is likely cutting some corners.




    I thought a few weeks ago I saw a post about a bulletproof friendly bacon using Applegate brands. Does anyone know where that article is, or if it is bulletproof?



  • edited November 2014

    http://ask.applegate.com/applegate/topics/what_is_the_difference_between_organic_and_natural_antibiotic_free?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=widget_applegate


     


    All you need to know right here - no good


     



    Finally, all of our animals are fed a diet of 100% vegetarian feed. 



  • No, it's on the red side.


     


    Is Applegate bacon better than the bacon made with artificial smoke flavor and pigs fed leftovers from the local casino and university, yes.


     


    But there is probably better bacon to be had if you look around your area and contact local farmers. Or maybe not, I've had trouble finding any pastured pork in my area. I'm probably not looking hard and far enough though.


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    I remember Dave saying that Applegate was better than most, and that he'd eaten it now and then ( I don't remember where, however). It's probably closer to the orange range, but it's obviously not optimal.


     


    Applegate is about the best I can find around me, though. So I eat it once in a while. In my experience, pastured pork is hella hard to come by. Grass-fed steak and pastured eggs are easy enough, but pastured pork is a rarity.


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  • There is a fantastic farm by me that raises delicious cows and pigs.  Their bacon is amazing but I felt like I got kicked in the gut when I roamed the farm and found a bunch of the pigs at a feeding station.  The farmers were up front that they do their best, but they have to use feed when they have to.


     


    Truly pastured pork is nearly impossible to find unless it is a real polyculture farm that can feed the pigs beyond the grass.


  • Dave did give a shout-out to Applegate Farms in one of his posts about bacon. This may be the one you're thinking about.


  • If the bacon is cured with vitamin C does this counteract the sodium nitrate from turning carcinogenic?


     


    Pastured 90% Bacon ingredients with 10% water, Salt, sodium ascorbate, sodium nitrite = Healthy? 


  • I've had some amazing sausage made from wild hogs. Not bacon, but not grain fed either. :wink:
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