Prague Powder #1, also referred to as Tinted Cure or Pink Curing Salt, is used for all types of meats, sausage, fish, and jerky curing. One of the most popular curing salts, Prague powder #1 contains 6.25% sodium nitrite and 93.75% sodium chloride as per FDA and USDA regulations. A critical component in the meat curing and sausage making process, Prague Powder #1 is essential to prevent food poisoning. Additionally, Prague Powder #1 provides a distinct flavor and helps to prevent product discoloration.
Prague Powder #1 can be used in the preserving and curing of: Semi-dry and cooked meats, Sausage, Fish, Jerky, Bacon, Ham, Pastrami, Hard Salami, Corned Beef. To cure meat or fish correctly and within food safely guidelines, it is extremely important to use the proper amount of Prague Powder #1. As a curing agent, Prague Powder #1 serves to inhibit bacteria growth and helps to maintain meat flavor and appearance. Too much or too little Pink Curing Salt can adversely affect health, taste, and food quality.
Overall it is recommended that you use one ounce of Prague Powder #1 to twenty-five pounds of meat or fish. Use 1 oz. of cure for 25 lbs. of meat or 1 level teaspoon of cure for 5 lbs. of meat. Mix cure with cold water.
Store in a cool, dry place. We do not recommend refrigeration or freezing. Contains 1 lb of Prague Powder No1 Pink Curing Salt Also referred to as Tinted Cure or Pink Curing Salt A critical component in the meat curing and sausage making process Enough to cure 400 lbs of meat.
Difference between Prague #1 and #2:
Prague powder #1 (aka Cure #1)
Prague powder #1 is 1 part (6.25%) sodium nitrite to 15 parts (93.75%) salt, plus anti-caking elements. It is used for all curing other than dry. You use 1 teaspoon for 5 pounds (2 kg) of meat, or 100g per 100 pounds (45 kg), and mix it with cold water to use.
Prague powder #2 (Cure #2)
Per pound (16 oz) (450g) of Prague powder #2, there is 1 oz (6.25%) sodium nitrite, .64 oz (4%) sodium nitrate, 14.36 oz (89.75 %) salt, and anti-caking elements. It is mostly for dry curing (e.g. products that require no cooking, refrigeration or smoking.) These meat products typically take a longer time to cure. You mix with cold water to use, using 1 teaspoon for 5 pounds (2 kg) of meat, or 100g per 100 pounds (45 kg.) Certain strains of micrococcus bacteria ferment the nitrate in Prague Powder #2, converting it to nitrite. Prague Powder #2 lasts longer in food, because while the nitrite turns into nitric oxide and dissipates, the nitrate instead has to first break down into nitrites before it can dissipate as nitric oxide, thus you have a preservative present for longer.
Salt, Sodium Nitrite, FD&C Red #3. Prague #1. contains 6.25% sodium nitrite, 93.75 % salt. WARNING - Sodium Nitrite is a toxic chemical , Use in accordance with your curing recipe and always measure to cure accurately.
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