The Healthy Butcher does NOT add sodium nitrate in ground beef... there's nothing but beef in the ground beef.
Nitates and nitrites are used in curing meat (like corned beef). They are the same as saltpeter (an old term for the same thing).
Going to BBQ a rocking organic rib eye for the lady. Love that she is no longer a vegan, I turned her baby!
from vegan to steak eater - wow! that's a big transformation.