Where can saltpeter be purchased?
In the United States it can be purchased at Lowe's or Home Depot, among other places. Also, you can make potassium nitrate yourself from salt substitute and a cold pack. via
Can you buy saltpeter at the grocery store?
Supermarkets won't have it. I found a local meat-curing butcher who uses it but refuses to sell it retail, because he says things can go way wrong if it's misused. Apparently, saltpeter is part of smoke bombs, fireworks, certain fertilizers, black powder gunpowder, etc. via
What is saltpeter used for?
Saltpeter (potassium nitrate) has been used in fertilizer and fireworks. It was also once used to cure meats. via
What can I use instead of saltpeter?
The whole point of saltpeter is to cure the meat, along with the regular salt. So substitutes that actually work are Prague powder or salt, Instacure, and maybe Tender Quick. via
Do they put saltpeter in jail food?
Is it true prisons put something in the food to lower inmates' libidos? No, but it's a good story and one that has been around in one form or another for ages. The fact of the matter is that saltpeter — potassium nitrate — is a naturally occurring chemical compound that has nothing to do with your sex drive. via
What does saltpeter taste like?
Its alleged value as a drug for suppressing sexual desire is purely imaginary. Potassium nitrate is white in colour and soluble in water; it has a vitreous lustre and a cool and salty taste. via
Does Walmart sell potassium nitrate in store?
Potassium Nitrate Powder 99.8% Pure - 5 Lbs. - Walmart.com - Walmart.com. via
Is there saltpeter in corned beef?
Saltpeter is a nitrate that is commonly used when making corned beef, mainly to retain its pink color. Many people are trying to avoid added nitrates, and it is not a necessary ingredient when making corned beef. via
What is food grade saltpeter?
Food grade saltpetre (potassium nitrate), 16 oz. Saltpetre (aka salt peter) cures meats, like ham, bacon, etc. Nitrite and/or nitrates are used in curing meat to counteract the undesirable effects of salt upon color. via
Does saltpeter cause erectile dysfunction?
Side effects can include gastroenteritis (violent stomachache), high blood pressure, anemia, kidney disease, and general weakness and torpor. It's a popular myth that saltpeter inhibits male libido. However, other BP drugs, such as alpha-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and angioten-sin-receptor blockers, rarely cause ED. via
Is saltpeter used in cigarettes?
The addition of potassium nitrate (salt petre) is to ensure an 'even burn' of the tobacco. This also ensures the cigarette stays lit when discarded or forgotten. I believe this not only reduce the number accidental fires, but will also help people to reduce the amount they smoke if their cigarette keeps going out. via
Can Himalayan pink salt be used for curing?
Himalayan pink salt can be used for meat curing, however, it does contain more trace minerals compared to sea salt. This may influence meat curing results. There is a large difference between Himalayan Pink Salt and Pink Curing Salt. via
Can I use curing salt instead of saltpeter?
Sea salt or non-iodized salt and table salt or normal salt are very different from each other. Both are cured and textured differently. If you are looking for a substitute of saltpeter, you can use sea salt, a non-iodized salt which will brine or cure the meat you have been longing to cook. via
Is saltpeter the same as potassium nitrate?
Potassium nitrate is one of several nitrogen-containing compounds collectively referred to as saltpetre (or saltpeter in North America). Major uses of potassium nitrate are in fertilizers, tree stump removal, rocket propellants and fireworks. via