When you make food at home, you can control the ingredients.
By making your own sausage, you can avoid allergens and intolerances. You can also comply with dietary recommendations from your doctor. You can leave out the added nitrates and nitrites and just enjoy the natural occurring nitric acids.
Diets recommend cutting out problematic foods but don't always recommend replacement foods. This leads people to reach for things that aren't necessarily healthy but still comply with the diet's known rules.
To make your own fresh sausage you need to order casings; most grocers don't carry sausage casings. Use quality, fresh meats from a source you can trust, and ask the butcher to grind it for sausage. Use herbs and spices to flavor your sausage. Get a hand-crank sausage stuffer. You can make more equipment investment and branch out from basic recipes as you get accustomed to the process.
Listen in as Tonia Reinhard joins Dr. Mike to talk about making sausage at home.