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where to buy curing salt (pink salt) in LA?

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where can i find pink salt in LA? i really would rather not pay the 8 bucks in shipping, and i KNOW it has to be around here somewhere...

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    1. A friend said she just found pink salt Prague Powder No 407 in 5 lb. bags for about $5 in the spice section at Canton Food market, 7th and Alameda.

      1. Interesting. I've used this fine-cut salt at E-Moon Oak in K-town, a korean restaurant specializing in beef bone soup (suhl lung tang). it was from the Andes Mountains and had a strong briny taste (almost like morton's iodized salt). how does this salt differ from others in curing?

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        1. re: eatdrinknbmerry

          Curing salt has nitrates / nitrites in it.

        2. I have seen Morton's Tender Quick at Claro's Italian markets (the one in Tustin, anyway).

          There's also an outfit in Huntington Beach called South Bay Abrams that sells meat processing products to the trade. I believe they will also sell to the public, but not 100% on that.
          http://www.southbayabrams.com

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          1. re: Professor Salt

            I called South Bay Abrams--they will sell to the public, but their smallest bag is 10 pounds and costs more than the shipping price of the other outfits--and I'm pretty sure that 10 pounds would last far longer than the rest of my life. There has to be a source somewhere though.

          2. I can confirm that Canton Food at 7th and Alameda has Prague Powder in 5 & 50 # bags. The 5# bag was about $7.

            1. Just wanted everyone to know that i was still able to find curing salt/pink salt/sel rose/prague powder 1 in a 5 lb bag at Canton Food Co for $6.95. the label indicates that it is composed of salt, 6.25% sodium nitrite and red food coloring. they also sold it in 50 lbs bag for about $50-$60