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Sodium Nitrate in Los Angeles?

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All,

My buddy will be making his own corned beef for St. Paddy's Day. I'm going to help him eat it.

Though it's really to keep the meat that nice pink color, does anyone know where in LA to get sodium nitrate (aka "pink salt" I believe)?

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  1. I have seen it at Surfas.

    1. Look for products like Instacure#, which is salt and 6% sodium nitrite. Pure sodium nitrite is not sold in consumer quantities.

      1. Prior thread on the subject:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/691998

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        1. re: RicRios

          Thanks, all.

        2. I bought a 5# bag of pink salt from LAX-C. It's way more than you need but it is the right stuff. My home Corned Beef was delicious.

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          1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

            Hi Matt, what is LAX-C exactly, and where?

            1. re: EarlyBird

              Think of it as an Asian food warehouse

              1100 N. main St.
              Los Angeles, CA 90012
              Tel (323) 343-9000
              lax-c.com

              1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                Excellent. I'll have to check that out for Asian food too! Thanks.

            2. re: Mattapoisett in LA

              Canton Foods on Alameda sells its too for cheap. LAX-C charges extra for credit card while Canton doesn't FYI.