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So I purchased some bacon and it say in the nutrition 0g Sugar. However, the ingredients show it was cured with sugar? I'm confused. lol

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Sugar can be used in the curing process and still contribute negligible amounts toward the end product... the same way that sugars can be shown in the nutrition data for totally compliant items, because sugar occurs naturally in many compliant ingredients.

For Whole30 purposes, the ingredients list is what matters. So regardless of what you see in the nutritional data, rely on the ingredients to make sure an item is compliant. In this case, unfortunately, the bacon you purchased isn't compliant... BUT bacon does usually freeze well so you could always save it for once you're doing reintroductions.

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Thank you!

I actually had chosen not to eat it, although it was very hard lol.  Sugar is the main ingredient I'm trying to remove from my diet, so I want to make sure I'm understanding this completely.

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Can I just boil my bought rotisserie chicken bones like I have done in the past, add a little salt and it will be Whole30 compliant?

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1 hour ago, DonnaGail said:

Can I just boil my bought rotisserie chicken bones like I have done in the past, add a little salt and it will be Whole30 compliant?

If the rotisserie chicken was compliant then yes.

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Definitely check that rotisserie chicken label first, though. One of my early slip-ups was assuming that a "naked" chicken would, in fact, be compliant -- it had rice starch in the seasoning blend intended to keep it moist while cooking. I got to where I just bought whole chickens (several at a time when I find them on a really great sale) and cooked them whole in the pressure cooker, giving me cooked meat and an organic carcass to boil down for broth. It's not quite as quick as just swinging by and grabbing a rotisserie chicken, does take a little bit of planning ahead, but it was definitely worth it for our family.

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On 5/11/2019 at 7:20 AM, Jihanna said:

It's not quite as quick as just swinging by and grabbing a rotisserie chicken

@Jihanna It's pretty darn quick though, isn't it? My Instant Pot takes care of a decent sized chicken in about 40 inutes - time to make a decent salad and a great dressing and get the table set. I love doing this and the bone broth is already started with the leftover liquid in the pot. I strip the meat off the carcass and set it aside in the fridge; throw the bones back into the IP; throw in a big bunch of organic veggie scraps from my ever replenished store in the freezer; and set it for another 45 minutes. Fabulous!

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@Lorna from Canada Indeed, it IS pretty quick! For mine, we throw everything (bones, scraps, and any juice from cooking that I didn't use to make a gravy) into the crockpot and cook it on low overnight... then I cool it and store it in the morning, instead of having to get it all done between dinner and sleep :D  We do a straight meat and bone broth, and I add veggies during cooking if I need it to be more than that.

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