What the so-called medical and nutritional authorities are telling you is that processed meat like "salami" is bad for you. Given the nitrates and nitrites added as preservatives to regular mass-market salami that become nitrosamines in your system as you digest products that contain them are known to cause cancer, you should stay away from any processed meat products that contains them. What we are not being told is that fermented and cured meat products like traditional salumi, prosciutto, coppa and others are actually good for your gut and your health. The natural probiotics (typically lactobacillus) in the fermented meat will colonize in your gut and help to maintain and restore a healthy gut biome. Our pre-industrial ancestors ate a lot of cured / fermented meat since it was the only way to preserve it. Today, in many of the Blue Zones around the globe, centenarians happily enjoy cured and fermented meat products and live healthy lives into very old age.
We are being told that the "Mediterranean Diet" is the gold standard - what we are not being told is that cured and fermented (not processed) meat without added nitrates and nitrites such as Prosciutto di Parma, Jamon and Salumi made the old fashioned way (like Angel's Salumi) is a staple of the Mediterranean Diet in Sardinia, Italy and France as well as Spain. The centenarians in Okinawa don't eat beef - they eat pork for their main meat source.
Fermented foods in general are great for your gut! Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Kefir etc., along with fermented meat all contain good natural bacteria that helps to maintain a healthy gut biome which is 70% of your immune system.
Angel's cured meats do not contain any added nitrates or nitrites - eaten responsibly, they make a tasty treat that's good for your gut.
I love Angel's products and rarely leave reviews. I am a Stanford lawyer and have done a ton of research on Blue Zones, healthy aging and glucose / insulin management. My breakfast consists of a sandwich made from keto bread, Angel's Toscano Salumi, avocado, avocado-oil mayo and aged cheddar. My blood glucose levels do not change after eating that concoction of great tasting food!
I wish Angel's all the best! George Hartmann
All meats used for our salumi are certified antibiotic-free, steroid-free, and free of growth hormones. Our game meats are guaranteed to be free range, cage free, or wild. For us to create high-grade products, we start with the finest quality ingredients directly from the source. Our artisanal products are made with the finest natural meats available and enriched with nuances of European and Mediterranean flair. With every taste, you’ll encounter the history of passion and the years of dedicated worldly experience that goes into each product.