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Is nitrite 'de sodium vegan?

Nitrite 'de sodium is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is nitrite 'de sodium?

Sodium nitrite is a salt that is commonly used as a preservative in processed meats like bacon, ham, and hot dogs. It is an odorless, white to slightly yellowish crystalline powder that is water-soluble and has a slightly salty taste. Sodium nitrite helps to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, such as Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially deadly illness. However, it can also react with amino acids in the meat to form nitrosamines, which are known to be carcinogenic. Therefore, the use of sodium nitrite in food products is carefully regulated and limited.

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