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Shocker! "No Nitrates Added" labels are officially bogus

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A ton of nitrate in celery juice. You can corn beef with it.

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36 minutes ago, gfweb said:

A ton of nitrate in celery juice. You can corn beef with it.

 

And yet there is this ridiculous new celery juicing fad!

 

I was at a local organic the other day and some guy bought $70 worth of celery...

 

I just laughed.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, TicTac said:

 

I just laughed.

Don’t laugh. Please. Please, please don’t laugh. Pretty soon we will be paying eight dollars for a bunch of celery and all we want to do is make some mirepoix. 


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38 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Don’t laugh. Please. Please, please don’t laugh. Pretty soon we will be paying eight dollars for a bunch of celery and all we want to do is make some mirepoix. 

 

You are not far off!  Lately I have seen some crazy celery prices.  Albeit organic, but $4-5....come on, this stuff is basically just fiber and water!

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An expensive celery solution.

 

Go to the salad bar section of the supermarket and buy it already chopped at salad prices.

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17 hours ago, gfweb said:

An expensive celery solution.

 

Go to the salad bar section of the supermarket and buy it already chopped at salad prices.

 

Give me a break ... by no means that the ultra-organic, hand-plugged by Bolivian albino orphans at full moon, cleaned with triple distilled deionised water and endorsed by at least three TV doctors on two continents stuff that I would use in my Mirepoix !

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18 hours ago, gfweb said:

An expensive celery solution.

 

Go to the salad bar section of the supermarket and buy it already chopped at salad prices.

 

Supermarket salad prices are clearly much lower where you live. :P


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So how much celery does one have to consume to reach a "no go' level?

 

ahhh...got it.   "But this naturally occurring nitrate is also never harmful in any way, shape or form. Celery juice powder and celery powder have oxidized so they can contain naturally occurring nitrates because that developed through the oxidation process. ... Fresh celery juice also doesn't contain nitrites."


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1 hour ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

So how much celery does one have to consume to reach a "no go' level?

 

ahhh...got it.   "But this naturally occurring nitrate is also never harmful in any way, shape or form. Celery juice powder and celery powder have oxidized so they can contain naturally occurring nitrates because that developed through the oxidation process. ... Fresh celery juice also doesn't contain nitrites."

 

 

But yet you can corn beef with it.

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now , celery is No GreenBellPepper

 

but its been thinking about it for quite some time.

 

If I want a bit of celery flavor , I use just the leaves

 

dried , from Penzey's.

 

come to think of it , that Penzey's bag is getting really really old.

 

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Soooo ...

 

SV your own Turkey , Chicken , Beef   etc for your sandwich.

 

just saying.

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