Speed Cure, Prague Powder #1, and Curing Salt are all names for a mixture of salt and sodium nitrite (6.25%). It is a basic cure used to cure all meats that require cooking smoking or canning. As an additive, the sodium nitrite serves to inhibit the growth of bacteria, in an effort to prevent botulism. Curing salt is dyed pink to prevent it from being confused for and consumed as common table salt.
Ingredients: Salt, sodium nitrite, red #40. This product is not blended on site.