About: Our Modern Curing Salt No. 1 (Pragu Powder), is a gourmet blend that's 93.75 percent table salt and 6.25 percent sodium nitrite. The red dye was added to differentiate it from table salt. Curing meat has been a practical way to preserve meat for centuries. This process is still popular today because cured meats are very tasty.
This product is not to be digested directly but washed off after curing.
Amazingribs.com has a great calculator for determining the ratio and curing time with meats.
Taste and Aroma: Savory.
Uses: As a brine to cure all meats that require cooking, brining, smoking or canning.
Ingredients: Salt Sodium, Nitrite (6.25%), FD & C #3 Red Dye 0.000079%.