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The original recipe included chopped pork shoulder meat with ham, salt, water, sugar and sodium nitrite.
Ball Park's classic and turkey franks still contain sodium nitrite.
In many cases, a preservative was adding cost, so some of that counterbalanced the bigger expenses, like removing nitrates and nitrites from deli meat.
The color magic happens when nitrites convert to nitric oxide (NO), which binds to the iron in muscle myoglobin to form a stable pigment when heated.
The body digests nitrates and turns it into nitrites, which inhibits red blood cells' ability to carry oxygen.
Out with the nitrates, nitrites, and preservatives; in with the cultured celery juice and cherry powder.
And a 1997 study in The Lancet showed that on the skin, nitrite in saliva is converted to nitric oxide, which is antimicrobial.
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