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by sweepsa
Sat Sep 13, 2014 19:09
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Celery Powder Nitrate? Get the butter!
Replies: 33
Views: 35401

Is a nitrite cure to be used in place of the usual amount of salt? Say, you usually use 2 teaspoons of salt per pound ... and a pound calls for 1/4 teaspoon of cure. Do you reduce your salt to 1 and 3/4 teaspoons? Another question: Let's say you prepare your links, immediately water cook them to an ...
by sweepsa
Sat Sep 13, 2014 16:13
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Celery Powder Nitrate? Get the butter!
Replies: 33
Views: 35401

First, thanks to all of you for taking time to educating me. So nitrates are nitrates and nitrites are nitrites and nitrosamines are produced in the gut by human digestion, and almost every veggie out there has either nitrites or nitrosamines themselves. OK, so we live in world of nitrites and nitro...
by sweepsa
Fri Sep 12, 2014 15:57
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Celery Powder Nitrate? Get the butter!
Replies: 33
Views: 35401

no nitrites in celery seed

Rudy: Thanks for your response. I do have to ask you how you know the seeds are nitrite free. I mean no disrespect, and I hope you understand. But I have come across several, perhaps ill-informed, blogs/posts/articles suggesting that the seeds DO contain nitrites. Also, if you can help, what about c...
by sweepsa
Fri Sep 12, 2014 02:30
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Celery Powder Nitrate? Get the butter!
Replies: 33
Views: 35401

Butterbean, Tasso: I definitely get it. Nitrites are nitrites. And from what I have gathered, so-called nitrite free products actually contain MORE nitrates ... significantly more! But again, that's what led me to my initial question: Since celery products contain so much nitrite, is it possible to ...
by sweepsa
Thu Sep 11, 2014 20:21
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Celery Powder Nitrate? Get the butter!
Replies: 33
Views: 35401

Understood, and I agree. But, since SOOOOO much nitrite is added from celery juice/celery juice powder, multiples of what the typical commercial cure would add, my question remains, can household celery seed and or celery salt be used to cure meat in small quantities? Celery juice powder comes in pa...
by sweepsa
Thu Sep 11, 2014 14:29
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Celery Powder Nitrate? Get the butter!
Replies: 33
Views: 35401

Can celery seed be used to cure home made hotdogs?

I make poultry franks in small quantities, a pound or two at a time. Commercially prepared celery juice powders are not available (as far as I know) for such small quantities. I have discovered that a very small amount of commercial celery juice powder is required to cure a pound of meat -- less tha...