Do Costco hotdogs have nitrates?

Chef's answer
There are no nitrates, but there are nitrites. Most hot dogs don't contain nitrates, only nitrites. 99% of these products have as much or more nitrites and nitrates as their traditionally cured products. ...
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
Most commercially prepared corned beef contains saltpeter, also known as sodium nitrate. The sodium nitrate is a curing salt that contributes to the pink color and cured flavor of corned beef. It also prevent the meat from spoiling or going rancid while it is curing.
Vegetables particularly rich in nitrates include green leafy vegetables such as spinach and lettuce as well as fennel, rocket, radishes, Chinese cabbage, and parsley [3, 5, 6]..
Sodium nitrate, a preservative that's used in some processed meats, such as bacon, jerky and luncheon meats, could increase your heart disease risk. It's thought that sodium nitrate may damage your blood vessels, making your arteries more likely to harden and narrow, leading to heart disease..
These 4 foods are rich in natural nitrates:
  • Spinach. Spinach is not just a great addition to salads, but also a great source of natural dietary nitrates. ...
  • Bok Choy. Out of the cabbage family, bok choy is the highest in nitrates. ...
  • Lettuce. ...
  • Carrots.
Eat a diet high in antioxidants. Vitamin C and certain other vitamins can reduce the conversion of nitrates and nitrites to nitrosamines.
It is absolutely possible to cure bacon without nitrates.
To get a similar effect without the additive, many jerky (and ham, bacon and hot dog) producers use celery powder and/or celery juice, which are naturally rich sources of nitrates (which convert to nitrites during processing).
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