Celery Juice Powder
PRESERVATIVE THROUGH NATURALLY-OCCURRING NITRATE
Celery powder is a dried, ground concentrate prepared from fresh celery that is used as a seasoning and as a food preservative in organic meat products. Celery powder contains a significant amount of naturally-occurring nitrate. Because the nitrate is naturally occurring, in the United States the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) allows celery juice powder to be used as a food preservative in organic meat products. Celery powder prepared from celery juice has been shown to have a nitrate content of approximately 2.75%.