So my brothers wife just found out she is pregnant. They love my bacon so for christmas i gave them about 10 lbs of bacon. She went to the doctor and the doctor said she cannot have nitrates. I am not sure what the difference between nitrates and nitrites are but im sure either one probably isn't good for her. So my question is can bacon be made without nitrates or nitrites and if so what would the process be for doing so. Thanks for the help.