Alum Powder

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  1. $2.99/lb
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  3. $1.99/lb (bulk - not individually packaged)
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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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“Thanks for your prompt delivery of my powdered Alum. My pickles are pickling thanks to you. ”

, Reno, NV July 20, 2013

“Alum is Alum, but with a great price and happy, fast service, one can't go wrong.”

, Albuquerque, NM July 19, 2013

“On time and delicious, also the cheapest price on the net for pickling alum.”

, Palmyra, NY July 17, 2013

“Yes, I'm nuts over I got my delivery so fast it was like they were next door! I am now a life time customer, Thank God the internet came through with a superior local supplier.”

, Morris Plains, NJ July 2, 2013

“I am so amazed how fast my order came ,, ordered on a Friday and it came the very next day,, can't wait to start the project with the kiddos,, I def will be ordering again ,, p.s thanks so much for the free sample ,, ”

, Bristol, Vermont July 2, 2013

“Just received my dill seed and alum!! Very pleased!!! Thanks so much and the chili lemon pistachios that you sent EXTRA were de-lish!!!!!”

, Luverne, Al June 28, 2013

“Great product! Great Service!”

, Chattanooga, TN May 24, 2013

“Are you NUTS?? I LOVE IT!! Yes, I received my order and I'm extremely happy with both the price and the speed in shipping. Most of all, I like the attitude of your company in dealing with people. Many Thanks, Rufus P.”

, Orlando, Florida April 16, 2013

“Unbelievably fast shipping to Hawaii. I ordered on monday and received it on wednesday, that is unheard of! My order arrived just as stated. I will definitely be ordering again soon.”

, Honolulu, Hawaii March 27, 2013

“Could not believe how quickly the order arrived! Cannot wait to make "geo" Easter eggs with my grandsons using the Alum that I ordered.”

, Centreville, VA March 20, 2013

“Thank you for the alum powder it was hard to find and glad I found it. I was impressed with the delivery and the packaging. Will be ordering again”

, Hazlet, NJ April 19, 2014


Aluminum sulfate

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.


Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. We do not recommend refrigeration or freezing.

Country of Origin: United States

ID: 7386

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