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#1 of 4 Old 03-15-2011, 05:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Stupid " safe to eat " question but have to ask...is there a ton of nitrates in corned beef? Should I just skip it?

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In many (most) brands, yes. You can find nitrate-free corned beef, even in standard grocery stores. We bought some that was just brisket, salt, sugar, and spices. I will look to see what brand and try to get back to you.


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Well, my dad is coming over and making it for us, so it's already bought.  I'm pretty sure he didn't get the nitrate free one, knowing him.

 

I'll just have a taste and gorge on cabbage and potatoes...:(

 

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If you add something with vitamin C, it can counteract some of the nitrates.  :)

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