An uncured ham is ham that has not had any nitrates or nitrites added to it. Nitrates help preserve the color of the meat, making the ham more appealing to consumers. There is research indicating that intake of excessive... More » Food Food Facts Meat, Poultry & Seafood

Baking a ham requires the cook to select a recipe, such as the one for baked ham featured at This recipe is for a bone-in-ham and requires four ingredients to prepare. The ham is placed into a roasting pa... More »

Alton Brown and Paula Deen both offer recipes for cooking ham on, both of which require cooking the ham for several hours. Both recipes also call for coating the ham in some combination of spices, sauces ... More » Food Cooking Meat

A number of issues cause goldfish to engage in bottom sitting, including poor water conditions, ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, parasites and swim bladder disorder. Bottom sitting is when a goldfish sits at the bottom of an... More »

Nitrogen in the form of nitrites and nitrates can cause serious health risks in humans, ranging from cancer and thyroid problems to respiratory issues and vitamin deficiencies. However, nitrogen molecules in a stable con... More »

Poor water conditions resulting in high ammonia, nitrates or nitrites are the most common causes of a goldfish staying on the bottom of the tank. Such issues must be addressed immediately to avoid permanent damage or dea... More »

Processed foods are unhealthy when they contain high levels of saturated fats or trans fats or additives such as sodium, sugar, nitrites and nitrates; or when they are overprocessed so they lose their nutrients. However,... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Content