Activated Charcoal in BBQ Rubs

Barbecue rubs are a key ingredient to achieving mouth-watering, delicious BBQ. However, in recent years, some manufacturers have started using activated charcoal in their rubs. While this may seem like a trendy and innovative addition, it’s important to understand the potential health risks associated with using activated charcoal in BBQ rubs.

At BBQ Sprinkles, we believe that flavor and safety go hand-in-hand. That’s why we never use activated charcoal in our rubs. Instead, we offer a range of delicious and safe alternatives to help you achieve the perfect BBQ flavor.

One great alternative is to use natural herbs and spices to add flavor and depth to your rub. For example, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic, and onion powder can all be used to create a delicious and flavorful BBQ rub.

Another safe alternative is to use ingredients like turmeric or saffron, which not only add flavor, but also provide a range of health benefits. Turmeric, for example, is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, while saffron has been shown to improve mood and reduce anxiety.

At BBQ Sprinkles, we also offer another safe alternative to using activated charcoal in BBQ rubs: our Zero Bark Thirty blend. This blend features dark roasted coffee grounds, which help to achieve an Instagram-worthy bark without any of the potential health risks associated with activated charcoal.

In conclusion, while activated charcoal may seem like a trendy and innovative addition to BBQ rubs, it’s important to understand the potential health risks associated with its use. By opting for natural herbs and spices, ingredients like turmeric or saffron, or safe alternatives like our Zero Bark Thirty blend, you can create a delicious and flavorful BBQ rub without the potential risks. So next time you fire up the grill, consider trying one of these safer alternatives for a healthier, more nutritious meal.

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