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Alum powder is a crystalline powder that is most commonly used in pickling; it keeps pickles firm and crispy.


Alum powder is often used to firm and crispen pickles by letting them soak in a sealed brine solution of water, vinegar, salt, spices, and alum powder for several weeks. Cucumbers should be pickled at the peak of freshness because they will become soft after a few days. Use up to 1/4 teaspoon of alum per pint of solution.

Alum’s tissue-shrinking properties gave it a starring role in multiple episodes of the cartoon Looney Tunes in which alum was shown to comically shrink the characters’ heads and pucker up lips.

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November 7, 2018
I don't know if it is same as what you get in small jar at grocery store, I am trying to do science experiment of growing geodes on eggshells covered in alum powder. BUT it is not working after several days no, still not crystallized.
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Aluminum sulfate Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

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Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.

Country of origin: United States

ID: 7386

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