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Nitrates

Can "Dog Rocks" stop dogs from staining my lawn?

7 Jun 2018

“Dog Rocks” are supposed to solve the problem of grass dying from dog pee. Urine contains a variety of nitrogen compounds, mostly metabolites of protein in food. These are effective fertilizers,...

Hot Diggety Dog

20 Mar 2017

I have a confession to make. I like hot dogs. I couldn't eat 62, like Matt Stonie the winner of the Nathan's hot dog eating contest on July 4, 2015. But I could pack away one. Maybe two. In these...

Is celery juice a viable alternative to nitrites in cured meats?

20 Mar 2017

Nitrates and nitrites are used to "cure" meat.  Their role was likely discovered by accident and can be traced to the use of salt that happened to be contaminated with potassium or sodium nitrate,...

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