Sodium nitrite (or sodium nitrate) is widely used as a preservative antimicrobial agent, color fixative and flavoring in cured meats and other products.
If you eat hot dogs, bacon, ham, luncheon meats, corned beef, smoked fish or any other type of processed meat, you almost assuredly consuming nitrites.
I would recommend that you avoid nitrate. To read more about how to find and avoid products with nitrites, please click on following link – The Danger of Nitrates
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