The Truth About the Nitrates in Food

Angela Smith-Welch, BBC Future
Nitrates may make you think of school chemistry lessons or fertilisers. They’re probably less likely to be something you’d associate with dinner.If you do think of nitrates in the context of food, it is probably a negative image that comes to mind in particular, perhaps, the recent call for nitrate and nitrite preservatives to be banned from bacon and ham because of potential cancer-causing effects.
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