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Are You Looking for Sugar-free Bacon and Other Sugar-free Meats?

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February 24, 2024

Are you healing your gut, trying to lose weight, or simply making healthier choices in your everyday diet? Then you probably want to consume less sugar. It can be difficult to find bacon, sausage, hot dogs, and other seasoned meats that don't contain sugar or artificial sweeteners. Today, I want to help you in your search!

Can Bacon & Other Meats be Made Without Sugar?

Companies know that sugar has addictive effects and can keep people coming back to their products, which is why it is found in most foods today. But it's not at all necessary.

Bacon and other smoked meats can be made without sugar, so at David's Pasture we help you make healthier choices by offering many sugar-free options for you and your family.

The sugar-free items I've listed below have been made with our pasture-raised meats and are free of gluten, MSG, GMOs, dyes, fillings, and synthetic nitrates. 👌

Sugar-free Bacon & Other Sugar-free Meats

You can click on any of those links to see the ingredient list for each item.

Of course, our Ground Beef, Ground Pork, Ground Chicken, Ground Turkey, and many other cuts are not seasoned, making them free of sugar as well. 

If you have any questions about our meats that I haven't answered here, check out the rest of our blog, comment below, or give me a call! I would love to answer your questions and help you on your journey to better eating.

In good health,

Remi Kesten

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