All of our Better Naked plant-based range is suitable for vegetarian / vegan diets.
This includes Without the Oink, Without the Moo, Veg and Proud, Without the Cluck, Without the Splash and Evolution.
All of our plant-based range is produced in a dedicated, state of the art, meat-free site, the largest of its kind in Europe.
No. The source of nitrites is irrelevant in the formation of nitrosamines and N-nitroso compounds.
“Natural” sources of nitrate, such as celery juice or spinach extract, contain high concentrations of nitrate which has to be processed to reduce this to nitrite for use in the meat product.
Also, adding nitrites from vegetable extracts for a technological function and/or as a preservative, is banned by the European Union.
Yes. The IARC Working Group of the World Health Organization classified processed meats as a Group I carcinogen (similar to tobacco or asbestos) after concluding that processed meat consumption can lead to the formation of carcinogenic N-nitroso-compounds and which are linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancers.
Nitrates (NO3) and nitrites (NO2) are chemicals that are used widely as preservatives in processed meats. Nitrates are compounds that are found everywhere: in water, plants, soil an even in raw meat.
Nitrites are active ingredients that are used as food additives to extend the shelf life and to give the typical pink color of cured meats. When using nitrates as food additives, they have to be converted to nitrite before it can have any effect.