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Thanks everyone! I haven't bought any recently so I haven't checked the labels. Nice to know that it is almost always just pork and salt. Seems everything else I've been buying I've found "ingredients" that I had no idea would be there, so I wanted to ask.

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Thanks everyone! I haven't bought any recently so I haven't checked the labels. Nice to know that it is almost always just pork and salt. Seems everything else I've been buying I've found "ingredients" that I had no idea would be there, so I wanted to ask.

I think I have seen prosciutto with some bad stuff in it. Sugar etc. I also think it won't be too hard to find the pork and salt version and I am pretty sure I have seen it at Trader Joes.

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If it has anything other than pork and salt, legally it is not prosciutto.

Actually, that could be true when sourcing prosciutto from Parma or other regions in Italy, but I found it with Nitrates or Nitrites (I forget which) and they are not on my personal Whole30 or any other time list. I'm super picky about such things though.

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Thanks everyone! I haven't bought any recently so I haven't checked the labels. Nice to know that it is almost always just pork and salt. Seems everything else I've been buying I've found "ingredients" that I had no idea would be there, so I wanted to ask.

I got some proscuitto from TJs last week and it was just pork and salt. :)

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I got some proscuitto from TJs last week and it was just pork and salt. :)

Just bought some yesterday. :) No ickiness. Going to crisp it up in ghee and sprinkle it on a salad.

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Just bought some yesterday. :) No ickiness. Going to crisp it up in ghee and sprinkle it on a salad.

I was lazy one day (every day) and microwaved the TJ's prosciutto to see if I could crisp it up for a salad. It worked if anyone wants to try it. Just let it sizzle up and then cool. It crumbled beautifully. I'm sure it's great with ghee but this was a fast no-cleanup alternative.

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I was lazy one day (every day) and microwaved the TJ's prosciutto to see if I could crisp it up for a salad. It worked if anyone wants to try it. Just let it sizzle up and then cool. It crumbled beautifully. I'm sure it's great with ghee but this was a fast no-cleanup alternative.

You and your shortcuts. :) I always know who to go to when looking for a timesaver.

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TJs in San Diego has 3 kinds and only one is complient. The other two have sugar on it.

Costco had a complient one as well with much better price and larger package.

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The Del Luca (or is it De Luca) brand I've found at the grocery store and TJs is compliant and yummy. Found a brand (busetto?) at Sam's too. Although, it'll vary what you can find by region :) it's my bacon substitute since I cannot find compliant bacon around here.

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Is prosciutto considered a fat or a protein?

You can consider it a fat or a condiment for the purposes of Whole30. Reason being; you need at least a palm of protein (length, width, thickness) and you are unlikely to get that if you are using prosciutto.

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