Curing Salt

The term curing salts usually refers to salt with sodium nitrite, sodium nitrate, and/or potassium nitrate (saltpeter). These are commonly known as tinted curing mixture (or TCM for short), tinted cure, pink salt, sel rose, Insta Cure, or Prague Powder. You can make your own curing salts by combining natural sea salt with saltpeter, but this requires a good deal of precision and a high level of fluency with the curing process itself.

Unrefined salt is also important for curing. There are natural, albeit very low, levels of nitrate in unrefined salt that subtly help with the cure, as will magnesium and other minerals.

See our fullfull guide of curing with salt.




Meadow Fleur de Sel

Meadow Fleur de Sel

The Meadow Fleur de Sel is made in Guatemala from salt pans famed for supplying the Mayan...

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Prague Powder No. 1 - Sel Rose Curing Salt

Prague Powder No. 1 - Sel Rose Curing Salt

A fine, dry salt colored with a small amount of red dye to alert us to the fact that it...

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Prague Powder No. 2 - Sel Rose Curing Salt

Prague Powder No. 2 - Sel Rose Curing Salt

The sodium nitrate contained in Prague powder #2 is a time-release version of the sodium...

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Sel Gris de Guérande - Sea Salt from France

Sel Gris de Guérande - Sea Salt from France

One of the earliest traditions is the method of harvesting salt from the swift, pure...

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Sel Gris de l'Ile de Noirmoutier - French Sea Salt

Sel Gris de l'Ile de Noirmoutier - French Sea Salt

While comparable to the Sel Gris de Guerande, this finishing salt has a slightly less...

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Sel Marin de Noirmoutier - Fine French Gray Salt

Sel Marin de Noirmoutier - Fine French Gray Salt

Our unrefined, hand-harvested sea salt is the best way to restore the natural balance to...

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Tidman's Natural Sea Salt - Fine

Tidman's Natural Sea Salt - Fine

This sublimely white sea salt, named for the “tide men” who made their living from the...

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