Bacon comes from the belly of the pig. We take the belly and cure it with salt, sugar, and sodium nitrate. There's a lot of discussion about the use of sodium nitrate, a natural salt and antioxidant, that has been used to cure meat for thousands of years. Sodium Nitrate is a natural occurring chemical compound that is found in water, soil, plants, and our own bodies. We use sodium nitrates to help preserve our cured products, so that you can feel extra good about the food you eat.
Bake your bacon! We suggest baking on a sheet pan (with a drip grate if you have one) in a 350 degree oven for 12 to 20 minutes. We always say once you can smell bacon, stand by the oven because it is almost done.