A question about a recipe: Seven Day Sweets (Luvey's Sweet Pickles)

I have a question about the recipe "Seven Day Sweets (Luvey's Sweet Pickles)" from MrsWheelbarrow. The alum is for firmness? I am not concerned about alum; I just don't have any. The USDA no longer recommends its use, I think? Is the alum step necessary for the safety of the pickles?

  • Posted by: AmandaO
  • August 13, 2013
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sexyLAMBCHOPx August 13, 2013

Check out her blog to find the recipe which has comments about alum.

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Peter
Peter August 13, 2013

Alum is added to maintain the crispness or crunch in the pickle.
There has been some questions about a health risk due to its chemical relationship to aluminum

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