I saw this recently on Tasting Table – Cured Vs. Uncured Hot Dogs: What’s The Difference?: https://www.tastingtable.com/896772/cured-vs-uncured-hot-dogs-whats-the-difference/. Longer article. There’s a huge difference and why you should go with uncured hot dogs.
BY SHAYE GLISSON June 15, 2022
With the Fourth of July right around the corner, you may already be planning on how to celebrate. From large grilling parties to family firework gatherings, it’s a fun and festive holiday that many enjoy. If you plan to grill, you have options, and hot dogs are one of the most common. According to USA Today, some of the best foods for the summer holiday are hot dogs, hamburgers, and wings.
According to the Hot Dog website (yes, they have their own website), wieners are much like cakes. Many recipes include various ingredients, textures, and flavors that suit different people’s tastes. Even the hot dogs themselves may have additives and other ingredients blended into them. These additives increase flavor and prevent the meat from spoiling and growing bacteria. Preservatives must be inspected and approved by the FDA and USDA for safety.
When choosing your wieners, choose carefully. Some are cured, and some are uncured. Do you know the difference and why it’s important? Grab your charcoal because we’re going to break down those differences so you can plan your holiday menu.