Traditionally the preservation of meat and fish has been drying, spicing, salting, smoking or cooking. Contemporary curing of hams and bacon is achieved by adding safe amounts of synthetic nitrates, salt and sugar. This draws out moisture inhibiting the growth of microbes making preserved food safe to consume before its recommended use-by-date.
Fruits and vegetables have long been known to contain beneficial elements including vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and essential minerals.
Green vegetables such as celery contain high levels of naturally occurring nitrite and nitrate compounds.
Natural Ham - D’Orsogna has conducted extensive research to harness the preserving, flavour enhancing and colour fixing attributes of these naturally occurring fruit and vegetable compounds to create flavoursome ham and bacon for people who prefer all natural ingredients. Our new range has a unique texture, colour (naturally lighter) and flavour that appeals to consumers attracted to products free from artificial ingredients.
D’Orsogna is synonymous with high quality, flavoursome meat products and leading the march on reducing or eliminating artificial ingredients. Now we are going ‘100% Natural’ with our selected ham and bacon lines.
Using high-quality 97% fat-free pork and selected bacon, natural seasoning and vegetable essences we’ve developed succulent, subtly flavoured ham and tasty bacon that are 100% Natural. This means; No chemical Nitrites, No artificial preservatives, flavours or colours. It is Gluten-free and minimally processed. No synthetic ingredients means a naturally lighter colour.
A quick taste will convince you we haven’t lost any of the usual flavour and texture associated with hand-crafted D’Orsogna hams and flavoursome bacon. Our unique 100% Natural products are now on sale at your local Woolworths Deli Counter and Dairy case. Enjoy!