This is the same smoked Bacon flavor that you have come to love, but we have not used any nitrites to cure it. It cooks up differently from the traditionally cured beacons but does have a wonderful flavor and texture all its own. It dose not cook up with the same bright pink color of traditional cooked beacons. If you are trying to get nitrates out of your diet this is a a great way to go. This is a one pound package. Cuts may vary some cuts will be streakier and have more tail....some will be leaner with less tail, Please specify what your preference is when ordering.