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I'm talking about Applegate Farms brands, or whatever--the ones that claim to have no sulfites/sulfates/MSG (but of course, tons of salt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">). Are they still scary? We all love the occasional ham and cheese sandwich here, and I try to always buy the more natural ones, but this is something I just don't know much about.<br><br>
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I'm wondering, too. They are on sale through my co-op next month. Sure would be a nice change from nut butters and fruit spread, lol.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Neither girl likes real ham, and it's pretty much impossible to find natural real ham around here. I don't think I've ever even seen one at whole foods. I've only seen ham steaks. Gah. It might just have to be one of our very occasional "indulgences."
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm wondering, too. They are on sale through my co-op next month. Sure would be a nice change from nut butters and fruit spread, lol.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I know. Neither of mine will eat nut butters of any kind, though one would live on cream cheese if she could. We eat a lot of pasta and butter!
 

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We use it and love it. *shrugs*<br><br>
They have organic and non-organic options. We get the organic.
 

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i get niman ranch ham at whole foods: <a href="http://www.nimanranch.com/control/main/" target="_blank">http://www.nimanranch.com/control/main/</a>
 

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My Dc do not like "real" turkey, so I buy the natural lunch meats through my co-op. It isn't something we eat all the time, but they do enjoy a turkey sandwich occasionally. As a PP mentioned, it is a nice break from PB&J.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm talking about Applegate Farms brands, or whatever--the ones that claim to have no sulfites/sulfates/MSG (but of course, tons of salt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">). Are they still scary? We all love the occasional ham and cheese sandwich here, and I try to always buy the more natural ones, but this is something I just don't know much about.</div>
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What about nitrates? Doesn't the US require all packaged pork products to contain some nitrate, as a preservative?
 

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That can't be, can it? I've purchased bacon before that says it is nitrate/nitrite free, and only lists salt as an added ingredient...
 

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I'm sorry, I actually meant nitrites/nitrates in my original post, not sulfites/sulfates (though those are bad too!). I don't believe nitrites/nitrates are required. Here's what Applegate Farms has to say about them:<br><br><a href="http://applegatefarms.com/faq_pages/nitrates_nitrites_FAQ.htm" target="_blank">http://applegatefarms.com/faq_pages/...trites_FAQ.htm</a>
 
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