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What is pepperoni made from and can you buy a substitute?

Asked by Aster (19984points) August 11th, 2010

I know pepperoni is very popular and I used to like it before I became a little sensitive to sodium. How is it made?

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Lightlyseared's avatar

It is made with cured pork and beef thats then spiced. As salt is used to cure the meat I doubt that you can make it with out salt.

AmWiser's avatar

^And you can buy turkey pepperoni. I heard it tasted pretty good.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I look through a couple of books tonight and see if I can find anything. I’m a pepperoni lover, so it’s sad you had to give it up.

RocketGuy's avatar

Order your favorite pepperoni dish, then pick out 90% of them. Save the rest for the last bites of the entree. That’s what I do these days. Might work for you too.

Aster's avatar

hmm I will look for turkey pepperoni for this winter (winter; you know? The season when the air is cold? When it snows, remember?). Thanks!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Still looking. It’s cured with sodium nitrate, so the sodium is still going to be a problem. Someone has got to have tried this, so I’m not giving up just yet.

RocketGuy's avatar

Stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have nitrate free products. Maybe that will work?

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