Irish firm Finnebrogue has released new Naked Bacon that is free from E numbers, allergens, nitrites and preservatives. After a decade of research, the firm worked with a Spanish chemist to develop a way to flavour its bacon with natural Mediterranean fruit and spice extracts.
“Finnebrogue has used a combination of innovation and natural fruit and spice extracts to come up with a bacon that is made without the need for added nitrites,” said top food scientist, Professor Chris Elliott.
Compounds containing nitro that are often used in the making of traditional bacon can cause harmful chemicals to form that have negative health impacts.
“The problem with ordinary rashers is they contain nitrites, chemicals that produce cancer-causing nitrosamines in your gut. Put simply, nitrites should not be in food. Out Naked Bacon is not only safer than any other bacon on the market, it also tops the charts in blind taste test,” said Denis Lynn, Finnebrogue chairman.