Not a clean label ingredient

Potassium Nitrate or Nitrite

Also known as: Potassium nitrate, potassium nitrite

Potassium Nitrate and Potassium Nitrite are artificial additives used in food products. Their chemical formulas are KNO3 and KNO2, respectively. Both additives are used in cured and dried meats as a color enhancer. Both additives, when combined with compounds found in the stomach, have been found to be cancerous.

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