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 n...

...ecessary for the safety of the pickles

  • Posted by: AmandaO
  • August 13, 2013
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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
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 13, 2013
Check out her blog to find the recipe which has comments about alum.
 
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