Question cause I am not sure , assuming there is sodium nitrate in said sausage, is everything cool in that video? -marc
I don't associate fresh sausage with nitrates. They are not cured and are meant to be consumed within a few days, or frozen like the mass produced stuff. The fresh sausage I purchase locally, or make, is not cured. Not sure about the mass produced stuff. But I suspect if it is labeled fresh, no nitrates.....could be wrong though.
Here's Johnsonville Sweet (which seems to be popular around this site):
"Pork, water, corn syrup and less than 2% of the following: salt, dextrose, spices, extract of paprika, monosodium glutamate, natural flavoris, BHA, propyl gallate, citric acid." No nitrates.
Our locally made fresh Italian sausages contain: pork, spices, paprika, (some list sugar) and that is it. The best, in my opinion, contain very little paprika and manage to maintain a pronounced pork flavor. No nitrates or "cure"....