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Date: Saturday, 3-Mar-2012 15:51:49
(NaturalNews) Those readers who eat meat probably already know that conventional meat preserving methods typically involve the use of sodium nitrite and other chemical additives linked to causing cancer and other serious health conditions. But new research out of Denmark could eliminate the need for such chemicals by replacing them with herbs, berries and other organic substances that have natural preserving properties.
Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark have collaborated with the Danish Meat Research Institute (DMRI) to come up with new methods of preserving meat that do not involve synthetic chemicals. And one area of research where they have seen considerable promise thus far involves adding natural herbs and fruits with antibacterial and antiviral characteristics to meat.
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Note: If you like to grill meats, as many of us do, herbs and berries such as rosemary, cherries and many others can also be used to greatly lesson the carcinogenic heterocyclic amines (HCAs) produced by grilling meats. See:
"Enjoy Safer Grilling this Year with Rosemary and Cherries"