Looking to cook some corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day this year? It’s great if you can make it completely from scratch with your own seasonings. But if must by a pre-seasoned brisket, the company Wellshire offers the best option. They sell packaged corn beef that does not contain sodium nitrate, which is why it is labeled uncured. Some research has shown that nitrates can lead to cancer. Even if that is not true I can’t imagine sodium nitrate has any positive effect for your body. Whenever I can I look for uncured products when it comes to packaged meats like bacon and hot dogs. Not only is Wellshire Corned Beef lacking sodium nitrate is also is made from cows that aren’t given antibiotics or hormones.
You can find this born beef exclusviely at Whole Foods Market. They are selling it currently for $5.99/lb. Want to learn more about the different types of brisket, check out my post on this topic.