The terms “uncured” and “cured” are used to describe various deli and specialty meats. “Uncured” meats are made without added direct processing aids such as sodium nitrate or nitrite. Instead, these products derive nitrates/nitrites from only 100% natural sources such as vegetable powder and are cured for a longer period of time. All Volpi® products are handcrafted without the use of added nitrates or nitrites.