Edible Lime - Calcium Hydroxide
(Powdered) (Food Grade) Available in 1 oz
Pickling lime is sometimes used during the pickling process to give pickles an extra crunch. It’s a form of food-grade calcium hydroxide. Traditional canning recipes usually suggest soaking freshly sliced cucumbers or other vegetables in pickling lime for 10 to 24 hours before canning them. During this step, the calcium in pickling lime binds to pectin, making it firmer.
Specific: Pickling lime has been linked to botulism. Botulism is a rare but serious illness that can lead to paralysis. While only a few cases have been reported, many feel the risk isn’t worth it.
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