Potassium Nitrate (KNO3), Saltpeter / Saltpetre

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Size: 2 oz
Sale price$6.99


Potassium nitrate (KNO3), a naturally occurring chemical compound, used to cure meats, fish and poultry.

Curing draws moisture away from meat and reduces bacteria, and also alters the natural pigments in meat to change from brownish/grey to a rosy pink hue, also provide the distinct “cured” flavor and texture to meat, pastrami and salami.

Cured meat products must have a residual level of 50 mg/kg

In West Africa potassium nitrate (saltpetre) is used as a thickening agent in soups and stews.

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