is deli meat processed?
Yes. All deli meat is ”processed.”. But processed isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes, it’s a safe thing. Technically processed just means a food has been altered for ease of use or preservation. That could be as simple as, say, pre-cut watermelon. While we often think of processed meat as containing fillers, binders, and other weird stuff (things we at Dietz & Watson never do), processed meat is just meat that has already been cooked. Long story short, if your deli meat is processed, that can simply mean it’s pre-cooked and ready for eating. But it's best to look for brands that are minimally processed, and open and honest about how they make their food. (You know, like us.)