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Old 14-04-2014, 01:15 PM   #2937
mikeeeey
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if you're referring to factory processed "ham". the factory used like a percentage of meat chunks/mince and the rest will be starch as a binder, then cured with salt and nitrite/nitrate salts, sugar, preservatives e.g. spam.

whole leg ham is the whole leg or pig cured with sugar, table salt and nitrate/nitrite salts, with or without preservatives.

"streaky bacon" is cured pork belly. aka fresh pork belly cured with sugar, table salt and nitrate/nitrite salts, with or without preservatives.

sources:
Prosciutto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(food)
Bacon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks for the info.

I just can't figure why its ok to eat Bacon and not Ham, despite both are processed meat? Only difference I guess is Bacon is more LCHF?

I totally adore Bacon but whenever I felt the saltiness, I can't help but to worry if my kidney can handle it. LOL

Furthermore, my only source of bacon is buying the Back Bacon from Cold Storage. Or is there a better option?
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