NAMI MythcrusherIt’s not unnatural, unhealthy or a ‘known carcinogen.’ In fact, sodium nitrite is naturally produced by the body, helps prevent botulism, and 93% of human nitrite intake comes from vegetables like celery, beets, carrots and spinach. Its use as an additive is crucial to keeping cured meats fresh and safe, and the practice is regulated and approved by the USDA. The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) breaks down the myths vs. the facts in this Media Mythcrusher piece about sodium nitrite.

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