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Jan 10, 2007 03:12 PM

Pink Salt/Sodium Nitrite/Sodium Nitrate/Sel-Rose?

Is anyone out there familiar with curing salts?

I am looking for "pink salt" to cure some meats. My understanding is that this has 6.25% sodium nitrite. I found a store carrying Sel-Rose, although I can't figure out if it is sodium nitrite or sodium nitrate. Does anyone have experiences with or knowledge about Sel-Rose, and can give some guidance?


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  1. from the Surfas website

    Sel Rose Preserving Salt 12oz
    Item: 30898

    For the ultimate chef who has everything, this hard to find preserving salt is must for Foie Gras Terrines and other preserved meats. Ingredients: Sodium Chloride, Potassium Nitrate, Cochineal, Natural Coloring spices 12oz. Not to used as table salt.

    1. Allied Kenco has both kinds of curing salts (-ite & -ate), plus a good explanation of how each is used.

      As I said in my post to your other thread on this topic, I've always found them easy to do business with.