Food Grade Salt - Organic Salt in Bulk

Culinox 999 | Organic Salt in Bulk

Culinox® 999® 50lbs bags - ***While supplies last***
Salt is high purity, food grade granulated salt that is cubic in structure. Higher purity helps assure consistent saltiness intensity. Brine treatment, crystallizing technique, and post-crystallizing washing substantially reduces calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and other heavy metals, sulfate and carbonate impurities. The product contains no additives.

Culinox® 999® Salt can also be used in industrial drinking water applications that require higher purity salt.

Uses:

  • Cereals & Baked Goods: Ready-to-eat breakfast cereal, dough salt for breads, rolls, cookies, crackers, biscuits; Frozen/refrigerated dough
  • Dry Blends & Seasonings: Poultry marinade
  • Dairy: Cottage cheese, cream cheese, vat-salted cheddar and Colby; brine-salted Italian, Swiss, blue and brick, processed cheese
  • Soups, Sauces & Dressings: Pourable salad dressing, soups, sauces
  • Meat, Poultry & Fish: Frozen eggs, sausages, franks, bologna, chill brines, marinades; Pickles for ham, bacon, corned beef; Fish fillet, Smoked/brined fish
  • Condiments & Spreads & Processed Vegetables: Margarine, mayonnaise, mustard, peanut butter, can brine for vegetables, jar brine
  • Snacks & Sweets: Nuts
  • Water: Industrial drinking water applications

Also available in 2000 lb. Totes
Utah Mortons product equivalent now available "Pure Sun"

New Equivalent product samples available

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria

Rock Pretzel Salt-Morton Salt | Natural Sea Salt Supplier

Rock Pretzel Salt-Morton Salt is the only manufacturer of Rock Pretzel Salt. Our Rock Pretzel Salt is carefully selected for food grade purity and contains no additives. As a result, Rock Pretzel Salt is considered "Natural" and can be used in products labeled "Natural" and/or "Organic". Its unique characteristics include uniform, flat, rectangular-shaped particles, which adhere well as a topping for pretzels and other topical applications, seasonings, hard rolls, coarse rubs and koshering. A distinctive feature of Rock Pretzel Salt is that it has a translucent appearance.

Uses:

  • Cereals & Baked Goods: Topping for pretzels and hard rolls
  • Dry Blends & Seasonings: Salad-style seasoned salt and coarse seasonings/rubs
  • Meat, Poultry & Fish: Koshering; dry-cured meats

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria

White Pretzel Medium Salt

White Pretzel Medium Salt

An intensely white and clean salt that provides visual and textual appeal to soft pretzels, breadsticks and other topical applications as well as seasonings and rubs. Whether you are enhancing the esthetics and flavor of your snacks or providing that satisfying “crunch” and burst of flavor, look to Morton Salt and our White Pretzel Coarse and Medium. To best serve the needs of our food processing and foodservice customers, the White Pretzel Coarse is available in 50 lb bags and the White Pretzel Medium in the 50 lb bag size. Our salt complies with Food Chemicals Codex and federal CGMP standards and is annually certified as Kosher for Passover

White Pretzel Coarse Salt

White Pretzel Coarse Salt

An intensely white and clean salt that provides visual and textual appeal to soft pretzels, breadsticks and other topical applications as well as seasonings and rubs. Whether you are enhancing the esthetics and flavor of your snacks or providing that satisfying “crunch” and burst of flavor, look to Morton Salt and our White Pretzel Coarse and Medium. To best serve the needs of our food processing and foodservice customers, the White Pretzel Coarse is available in 50 lb bags and the White Pretzel Medium in the 50 lb bag size. Our salt complies with Food Chemicals Codex and federal CGMP standards and is annually certified as Kosher for Passover

Natural Sea Salt (Authorized for Sea Salt Labeling)

Refined Sea Salt
TFC Refined Sea Salt

Refined Sea Salt and TFC Refined Sea Salt ***While supplies last***

Refined Sea Salt is harvested from the waters of the San Francisco Bay. This food grade sea salt is recrystallized to produce cubical crystals that are extremely uniform in size. There are no additives.

Also available in Extra Fine Refined Sea Salt

Uses:

  • Cereals & Baked Goods: Ready-to-eat breakfast cereal, dough salt for breads, rolls; Bakery mixes, cake mixes; Topping for snack crackers
  • Dry Blends & Seasonings: breadings, batters, Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), bakery mixes, cake mixes, meat cures and tenderizers, poultry marinade, coarse seasonings and rubs
  • Dairy: Vat-salted cheddar or Colby; processed cheese; brine-salted Italian, Swiss, Blue and Brick, continuous process cheddar and Colby
  • Soups, Sauces & Dressings: Pourable salad dressing; soups, sauces
  • Meat, Poultry & Fish: Frozen eggs, sausages, franks, bologna, marinades, chill brines; Pickles for ham, bacon, corned beef; Dry-cured meats; Fish fillets, smoked/brined fish
  • Condiments, Spreads & Processed Vegetables: Margarine, mayonnaise, peanut butter, can brine for vegetables, jar brine; Sauerkraut; salsa, tomatoes, tomato juice
  • Snacks and Sweets: Nuts/seeds roasted in shell; Gelatin

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria.

Flowing Agents

Top Flake Coarse Salt

Top Flake Coarse Salt

Top Flake Coarse Salt is food grade sodium chloride, extra coarse screened and compacted into flat, smooth-surfaced, rectangular aggregates that provide strong adhesion. Top Flake Coarse Salt particles tend to be harder and are less susceptible to attrition during storage and handling than grainer flake salt. Its white, opaque color is visually appealing

TFC Purex

TFC Purex® Salt is prepared by treating Purex® Salt with a water-soluble anticaking agent.

Purex® Salt is food grade, granulated sodium chloride. The salt crystals are cubic in structure. There are no additives.

Purex® Salt can also be used in industrial drinking water applications that require higher purity salt than solar salt.

Uses:

  • Cereals & Baked Goods: Ready-to-eat breakfast cereal, dough salt for breads, rolls, cookies, crackers, biscuits; Frozen/refrigerated dough
  • Dairy: Brine-salted Italian, Swiss, Blue, Brick cheese
  • Soups, Sauces & Dressings: Soups and sauces
  • Meat, Poultry & Fish: Sausages, franks, bologna, chill brines, seasoning premixes, dry-cured meats; Pickles for ham, bacon, corned beef; Smoked, brined fish
  • Condiments, Spreads & Processed Vegetables: Margarine, mustard, can brine for vegetables, jar brine, sauerkraut, salsa, tomatoes, tomato juice
  • Snacks & Sweets: Nuts
  • Water: Industrial drinking water applications

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria.

H.G. Blending Salts

TFC/HG Blending Salt ***While supplies last***

Salt is prepared by treating H.G. Blending Salt with a water-soluble anticaking agent.

Blending Salts comply with Food Chemicals Codex tolerances and federal cGMP standards. They are annually certified as Kosher. TFC H.G. Blending Salt is treated with a trace of yellow prussiate of soda, an additive permitted for food use, as an anticaking agent.

Uses:

  • Cereals & Baked Goods: Dough salt for breads, rolls, cookies, crackers, biscuits; Bakery mixes, cake mixes; Toppings for snack crackers
  • Dairy: Cheddar, Colby, Italian, Swiss, Blue, Brick
  • Dry Blends & Seasonings: Breadings, batters, Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), bakery mixes, cake mixes, tablestyle seasoned salt; coarse seasonings/rubs, meat cures and tenderizers
  • Soups, Sauces & Dressings: Soups, sauces, gravies
  • Condiments, Spreads & Processed Vegetables: Mustard, sauerkraut, mayonnaise, tomato sauce, tomatoes, tomato juice
  • Meat, Poultry & Fish: Frozen eggs
  • Snacks & Sweets: Crackers, dry mixes for desserts and gelatins
- Utah Morton Product samples now available "TFC/Pure Sun"

New Equivalent product samples available

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria.

Morton® Lite Salt™ Mixture

Launched in 1973, Morton® Lite Salt™ Mixture is a proven performer for manufacturers looking to reduce sodium content in processed foods. Morton® Lite Salt™ Mixture is a blend of equal parts of high-purity, food grade, granular sodium chloride and potassium chloride. It imparts a similar degree of saltiness and functionality as common salt while contributing only half the sodium.

Morton® Lite Salt™ Mixture complies with Food Chemicals Codex tolerances and federal cGMP standards. It is annually certified as Kosher.

Additives

A small amount of magnesium carbonate is incorporated to prevent caking and improve flowability. Magnesium carbonate is an additive approved as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

Uses:

  • Used for sodium reduction in a variety of food categories including meats, soups, sauces, snacks, dairy, prepared entrées, sides, bread and baked goods

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria.

Pulverized Salts

Pulverized Salts - Extra Fine 200 and Extra Fine 325

Food grade sodium chloride pulverized to produce extra fine fragments of cubes exhibiting an extremely high specific surface area, low bulk density and exceptional blending characteristics with fine powders and oil slurries. Extra Fine 200 is ground to less than 200 mesh and Extra Fine 325 to less than 325 mesh.

Extra Fine 200 and Extra Fine 325 salts comply with Food Chemicals Codex tolerances and federal cGMP standards. They are annually certified as Kosher.

Additives

Extra Fine 200 & Extra Fine 325 are treated with ultra-fine tricalcium phosphate, a free flowing, anticaking additive approved as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

Uses:

  • Cereals & Baked Goods: Instant hot breakfast cereal, icings/fillings, dough conditioners, yeast foods, soy flour powder
  • Dry Blends & Seasonings: Dough conditioners, yeast foods
  • Dairy: Butter, cheese powder
  • Condiments, Spreads & Processed Vegetables: Peanut butter
  • Snacks & Sweets: Cheese puffs, popcorn, nuts, coatings and crème centers

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria.

Purex® Fine Prepared Salt

Purex® Fine Prepared Salt

Purex® Fine Prepared Salt is an extra fine screening of food grade, granular sodium chloride. The crystals are whole or fragmented cubes.


Star Flake® Dendritic Salt Morton Salt

Star Flake® Dendritic Salt Morton Salt

Star Flake® Dendritic Salt Morton Salt is the only manufacturer of dendritic salt. Star Flake® Dendritic Salt is a high purity, food grade salt formed in porous, star-shaped modified cubes. Its unique and diverse physical properties result in low bulk density, a rapid dissolving rate, exceptional flow characteristics, strong blendability, unmatched liquid adsorption and a quick, salty sensation.

Additives

Star Flake® Dendritic Salt contains yellow prussiate of soda, an additive permitted for food use, as a crystal modifying agent.

Star Flake® Dendritic ES Salt is treated with sodium silicoaluminate, a moisture-absorbing, free-flowing anti-caking additive, approved as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

Uses:

  • Cereals & Baked Goods: Instant hot breakfast cereal, ready-to-eat cereal, toppings for snack crackers, croutons and bread crumbs
  • Dry Blends & Seasonings: Breading, batter, processed mixes, vegetable protein, soy flour/powder, oil/extract powders, meat cures, tenderizers
  • Soups, Sauces & Dressings: Soups, sauces, gravies, pourable dressings and seasoning premixes
  • Meat, Poultry & Fish: Fish fillets, sausages, franks, bologna, frozen eggs, chill brines, marinades and seasoning premix
  • Condiments, Spreads & Processed Vegetables: Margarine, mayonnaise, peanut butter
  • Snacks & Sweets: Chips, crackers, cheese puffs, popcorn and nuts, instant cocoa/drink mixes, chocolate syrup, coatings/crème centers, gelatin, instant pudding/topping
  • Sodium Reduction: Retail seasonings and topical applications

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria.

Flour Salt

Flour Salt is food grade sodium chloride produced to a fine particle size. This product exhibits a high surface area and delivers a quick, salty sensation. For topical applications, its excellent adherence properties result in more uniform coverage

Flour Salt contains tricalcium phosphate and a trace of yellow prussiate of soda as free flowing, anticaking agents. Yellow prussiate of soda is an additive permitted for food use and tricalcium phosphate is an additive approved as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

Uses:

  • Cereals & Baked Goods: Icings/fillings, cake mixes, dough conditioners, yeast foods, instant hot breakfast cereal
  • Dry Blends & Seasonings: Breadings, batters, mixes, dough conditioners, soy flour powder, oil/extract powders, soups, sauces, gravies
  • Dairy: Butter, processed cheese dry powder
  • Condiments, Spreads & Processed Vegetables: Peanut butter
  • Snacks & Sweets: Chips, cheese puffs, popcorn, nuts, instant cocoa/drink mixes, coatings/crème centers, instant pudding/topping

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria.

Morton® FCC Potassium Chloride

A purified grade of granular potassium chloride refined for use as a replacement for sodium chloride in food applications. The crystals are cubical in form, white to translucent in appearance and odorless. Morton® FCC Potassium Chloride complies with Food Chemicals Codex tolerances and federal cGMP standards. It is annually certified as Kosher.

Additives

A small amount of magnesium carbonate is incorporated to prevent caking and improve flowability. Magnesium carbonate has GRAS status (Generally Recognized As Safe).

Uses:

  • Used for sodium reduction in a variety of food categories including meats, soups, sauces, snacks, dairy, prepared entrées, sides, bread and baked goods

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria.

Top Flake Topping Salt

Top Flake Topping Salt

Top Flake Topping Salt is food grade sodium chloride, screened and compacted into flat, smooth-surfaced, rectangular aggregates that provide strong adhesion. Top Flake Topping Salt particles tend to be harder and are less susceptible to attrition during storage and handling than grainer flake salt. Its white, opaque color is visually appealing.

Top Flake Fine Salt

Top Flake Fine Salt

Top Flake Fine Salt is food grade sodium chloride, fine screened and compacted into flat, smooth-surfaced, rectangular aggregates that provide strong adhesion. Top Flake Fine Salt particles tend to be harder and are less susceptible to attrition during storage and handling than grainer flake salt. Its white, opaque color is visually appealing.

Top Flake Extra Coarse Salt

Top Flake Extra Coarse Salt

Top Flake Extra Coarse Salt is food grade sodium chloride, extra coarse screened and compacted into flat, smooth-surfaced, rectangular aggregates that provide strong adhesion. Top Flake Extra Coarse Salt particles tend to be harder and are less susceptible to attrition during storage and handling than grainer flake salt. Its white, opaque color is visually appealing.

Morton® USP Potassium Chloride

Morton® USP Potassium Chloride

A purified grade of granular potassium chloride refined to meet United States Pharmacopeia and Food Chemicals Codex Standards. The crystals are cubical in form, white to translucent in appearance and odorless

Morton® FCC Potassium Chloride

Morton® FCC Potassium Chloride

A purified grade of granular potassium chloride refined for use as a replacement for sodium chloride in food applications. The crystals are cubical in form, white to translucent in appearance and odorless.

Micro-Powder/Dusting

Extra Fine Refined Sea Salt

Extra Fine Refined Sea Salt ***While supplies last*** - is food grade granulated salt harvested from the waters of the San Francisco Bay. It is carefully purified, recrystallized and screened to produce a smaller, “extra fine” particle size.

Extra Fine Refined Sea Salt complies with Food Chemicals Codex tolerances and federal cGMP standards. It is annually certified as Kosher.

Additives

Extra Fine Refined Sea Salt is treated with ultra fine tricalcium phosphate, a free flowing, anticaking additive approved as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

Uses:

  • Cereals & Baked Goods: Instant hot breakfast cereal; Dough salt for breads, rolls, cookies, crackers, biscuits, frozen/refrigerated dough; Icings/fillings; Topping for snack crackers, croutons and bread crumbs; Cake mixes; Dough conditioners, yeast foods
  • Dry Blends & Seasonings: Breadings, batters, cake and bakery mixes, dough conditioners, yeast foods, soy flour/powder, oil/extract powders, tablestyle seasoned salt, soups, sauces and gravies
  • Snacks & Sweets: Chips, cheese puffs, popcorn, nuts, instant cocoa and drink mixes, coatings/crème centers and instant pudding

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria.

Extra Fine 200 and Extra Fine 325

Extra Fine 200 and Extra Fine 325 salts comply with Food Chemicals Codex tolerances and federal cGMP standards. They are annually certified as Kosher.

Additives

Extra Fine 200 & Extra Fine 325 are treated with ultra-fine tricalcium phosphate, a free flowing, anticaking additive approved as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

Uses:

  • Cereals & Baked Goods: Instant hot breakfast cereal, icings/fillings, dough conditioners, yeast foods, soy flour powder
  • Dry Blends & Seasonings: Dough conditioners, yeast foods
  • Dairy: Butter, cheese powder
  • Condiments, Spreads & Processed Vegetables: Peanut butter
  • Snacks & Sweets: Cheese puffs, popcorn, nuts, coatings and crème centers

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria.

Flour Salt

Flour Salt is food grade sodium chloride produced to a fine particle size. This product exhibits a high surface area and delivers a quick, salty sensation. For topical applications its excellent adherence properties result in more uniform coverage.

Flour Salt complies with Food Chemicals Codex tolerances and federal cGMP standards. It is annually certified as Kosher.

Additives

Flour Salt contains tricalcium phosphate and a trace of yellow prussiate of soda as free flowing, anticaking agents. Yellow prussiate of soda is an additive permitted for food use and tricalcium phosphate is an additive approved as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

Uses:

  • Cereals & Baked Goods: Icings/fillings, cake mixes, dough conditioners, yeast foods, instant hot breakfast cereal
  • Dry Blends & Seasonings: Breadings, batters, mixes, dough conditioners, soy flour powder, oil/extract powders, soups, sauces, gravies
  • Dairy: Butter, processed cheese dry powder
  • Condiments, Spreads & Processed Vegetables: Peanut butter
  • Snacks & Sweets: Chips, cheese puffs, popcorn, nuts, instant cocoa/drink mixes, coatings/crème centers, instant pudding/topping

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria

Reduced Sodium

Morton® Lite Salt™

Contains 50% less sodium than regular salt. Morton® Lite Salt™ Mixture is a salt and potassium chloride blend* with iodide and a free-flowing agent. Excellent for baking, cooking and at-the-table seasoning with the same great results as regular salt.

*Should not be used by persons on a sodium or potassium restricted diet unless approved by a physician. Case 12/ 11 oz. shakers (singles available in our outlet store)

Salt Substitute

Salt Substitute

A potassium chloride product designed for persons on a doctor-recommended sodium restricted diet.
A No SALT Product. Use in cooking and at-the-table seasoning. Remember to consult a physician before using any salt substitute.(singles available in our outlet store)

Ingredients: Potassium Chloride, Fumaric Acid, Tricalcium Phosphate and Monocalcium Phosphate

A sodium-free product designed for people on a doctor-recommended, sodium restricted diet.

Morton® Salt Balance® Salt Blend

Morton® Salt Balance® Salt Blend is the perfect choice for anyone looking to reduce their sodium intake without giving up the great taste of salt. Morton® Salt Balance® Salt Blend is a blend of salt and potassium chloride that delivers the full flavor of salt with 25% less sodium than regular table salt. You can use Morton® Salt Balance® Salt Blend in place of table salt for cooking, baking and in all your favorite recipes with the same great result. Case 12/26 oz. (singles available in our outlet store).

Morton® Lite Salt™ Mixture

Morton® Lite Salt™ Mixture

Used for sodium reduction in a variety of food categories including meats, soups, sauces, snacks, dairy, prepared entrées, sides, bread and baked goods.

Contains 50% less sodium than regular salt.

(See 11oz. Shaker Description)

Certifications

Morton® Lite Salt™ Mixture complies with Food Chemicals Codex tolerances and federal cGMP standards. It is annually certified as Kosher.

Additives

A small amount of magnesium carbonate is incorporated to prevent caking and improve flowability. Magnesium carbonate is an additive approved as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

The uses described above are subject to revision and/or changes based upon nutritional and manufacturing criteria.

Seasoning

MORTON Canning & Pickling Salt

MORTON Canning & Pickling Salt

Case = 9/ 4 lb. boxes. (available in single units in our outlet store)

MORTON Coarse Kosher Salt Canister

MORTON Coarse Kosher Salt - Long enjoyed by chefs for its taste, texture, and ease of use. Morton® Coarse Kosher Salt is considered a fundamental ingredient for restaurant and foodservice establishments, perfect for bringing out the natural flavor in food. Morton® Coarse Kosher Salt is Kosher certified to use in preparing kosher meals

Curing/Pickling

Morton® Sugar Cure®

Morton® Sugar Cure® (Plain)

This mix is formulated for dry or sweet pickle curing of meat, poultry, game, salmon, shad, and sablefish. It is primarily used for dry curing hams and bacon.

It contains salt, sugar, propylene glycol, sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite, a blend of natural spices and dextrose (corn sugar). Morton® Sugar Cure® (Plain) mix can be used interchangeably with Morton® Tender Quick® mix. Case= 6/7.5 lb bags (singles available in our oulet store)

CAUTION: This curing salt is designed to be used at the rate specified in the formulation or recipe. It should not be used at higher levels as results will be inconsistent, cured meats will be too salty, and the finished products may be unsatisfactory. Curing salts should be used only in meat, poultry, game, salmon, shad and sablefish. Curing salts cannot be substituted for regular salt in other food recipes. Always keep meat refrigerated (36° to 40°F) while curing.

Morton® Sugar Cure® (Smoke Flavored)

Morton® Sugar Cure® (Smoke Flavored)

This mix is formulated especially for dry curing large cuts of meat like hams or bacon. It contains salt, sugar, sodium nitrate, propylene glycol, caramel color, natural hickory smoke flavor, a blend of natural spices and dextrose (corn sugar).

The cure reaction takes longer with Morton® Smoke Flavored Sugar Cure® mix than with plain Morton® Sugar Cure® mix, so the smoke flavored product should be used only for dry curing and not for making a brine (pickle) solution. Case= 6/7.5 lb bags (singles available in our outlet store)

CAUTION: This curing salt is designed to be used at the rate specified in the formulation or recipe. It should not be used at higher levels as results will be inconsistent, cured meats will be too salty, and the finished products may be unsatisfactory. Morton® Sugar Cure® Smoke Flavor is only for dry curing ham and bacon. This product should not be used with other meats or in a brine cure. Curing salts cannot be substituted for regular salt in other food recipes. Always keep meat refrigerated (36° to 40°F) while curing.

Morton® Tender Quick®

Morton® Tender Quick®

This mix is a fast cure product that has been developed as a cure for meat, poultry, game, salmon, shad, and sablefish. It is a combination of high grade salt and other quality curing ingredients that can be used for both dry and sweet pickle curing

Morton® Tender Quick® mix contains salt, the main preserving agent; sugar, both sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite, curing agents that also contribute to development of color and flavor; and propylene glycol to keep the mixture uniform. Morton® Tender Quick® mix can be used interchangeably with Morton® Sugar Cure® (Plain) mix. It is NOT a meat tenderizer. Case = 12/2 lb. bags (singles available in our outlet store)

Obtain the fresh flavors of any season with Morton® Canning and Pickling Salt! This all-natural salt blends easily with liquid to make a clear brine, helping to preserve and bring out the flavor of your favorite canned creations. Case=9/ 4 lb. box (available in single units at our outlet store)

Uses: canning and pickling, cooking, baking, marinades, and brining.

Morton Hints!

Morton® Canning & Pickling Salt

Use only Morton® Canning & Pickling Salt when canning & pickling vegetables, since table salt tends to leave a sediment in the bottom of the jar.

Morton® Canning & Pickling Salt
  • Can only good quality, fresh foods
  • Use recommended containers and lids, and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Use vinegar of 5 or 6 percent acidity.
  • Carefully examine jars for nicks or cracks. Chipped rims prevent a good seal, and cracked jars may break during processing.
  • Wash food and utensils thoroughly before processing.
  • Make sure your pressure canner gauge is accurate before processing.
  • Make sure finished jars are firmly sealed with no leaks.

Dry Curing

Best used to cure hams, bacon and smaller cuts of meat, dry curing involves you applying the cure mix directly on the meat. After the application, place meat into a plastic food storage bag and tightly seal. From there, put your meat in the refrigerator and let the curing process take place. After curing, remove excess salt by rinsing your meat. The final step then is to cook your meat and taste.

Brine Curing

Also called the sweet pickle cure, brine curing is also a favorite for curing meat. This method involves combining curing salt and water to create a sweet pickle solution. To prepare the brine, use a large non-corrosive bowl, such as plastic or glass. To cure, inject the brine solution into the meat using a meat pump or soak the meat over a period of time. If you choose to soak, be sure to fully submerge the meat. A plate can be used as a weight to keep the meat immersed in your brine. Like dry curing, the process takes place in the refrigerator and the cured meat needs to be cooked when finished.

Combination Curing

When you couple the dry rub cure and brine solution injections, the result is combination curing. Used to cure hams, this method shortens the curing time and reduces the risk of spoilage because the process takes place both inside and outside the ham. Again, curing is done in the refrigerator and the ham is cooked thereafter.

Sausage Curing

The sausage curing method, unlike those previously described, is accomplished by mixing curing salts and spices with ground meat. The curing process is then done in the refrigerator. When the curing process is complete, the sausage is cooked before serving.

When curing meat there are a few key points to consider.

  1. The amount of time spent curing meat will depending on the thickness and amount of bone and fat. For thicker cuts of meat, you may want to lengthen the time you cure.
  2. Find your curing style by experimenting with different spices. But be sure to not exceed the curing levels in the recipe.
  3. As a reminder, we recommend labeling the date and time the meat should be removed from your refrigerator.
  4. Cure meat at a temperature between 36 degrees – 40 degrees F. Colder temperatures will prevent you from curing properly and warmer temps will encourage spoilage growth.
  5. In the case that meat is too salty, soak or boil it in water to remove the excess salt. In the future, remember to rinse cured meat or reduce curing time.
  6. Cured meat is still raw meat, so always remember to cook your meat and poultry after curing. If you give a home-cure as a gift, remind the recipient that they too will need to cook it before consuming.
  7. Cured meat will turn pink or reddish when cooked. For poultry, use a meat thermometer to determine when it's finished cooking