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Curing Salt, Pink

Prague Powder #1 / Pink Curing Salt / Tinted Cure / InstaCure #1 / DC #1

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A necessary ingredient for short term curing. Use it for sausages or on fish to cure meat into aged delights.

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Also known as Prague Powder #1, it is dyed to easily identify it from regular salt. The makeup is 6% sodium nitrite and 94% table salt. Sodium nitrate helps both to prevent the growth of bacteria (in particular, botulism) and to preserve the original color of the meat. Use 1 ounce for every 25 pounds of meat, as more may cause the meat to become overly salty and unpalatable.

Prague powder #1 should not be used in place of table or seasoning salt. It is also not practical for long term curing projects such as salami.

The name Prague powder could originate from the part of Europe where Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic are. Prague also used to have major meat packing and meat curing districts. Theoretically, one could argue the colloquial name simply arose from its use in Prague.

Additional Info

Ingredients Salt, sodium nitrite, FD & C Red #3.
Basic Preparation This product is not to be used or substituted for table salt or sea salt. To cure meat or fish in accordance with food safety guidelines it is important that the proper amount be used. Recommended use for curing is: 1.1 g Prague Powder per 500 g of meat; 1 oz. of Prague Powder cures 25 lb. of meat.
Recommended Applications This product is used for it’s smoky and distinctive flavor imparted while curing meat. Can be used to cure any kind of meat that requires further cooking, smoking or canning.
Handling / Storage Store in a cool, dry place.
Qualities Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO
Product Style Granulated
Shelf Life 5 Years
Country of Origin United States
Dietary Notes No

The information provided for this product is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

We recommend that you consult with your physician or qualified healthcare practitioner before making any significant change in your diet.


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