Alum Powder

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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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“Great service and very fast. Just yesterday I saw that Wal-Mart sells the same product for $3.29 for a little jar when I can get a whole pound from you for only $2.99 !
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, New Orleans, Louisiana January 9, 2014

“I ordered a 5 lb bag of alum for tanning rabbit hides. had the best price and I am amazed at how fast it arrived. Correspondences on when and where the package was made it clear that you have great customer service.”

, Madras, Oregon January 7, 2014

“You guys are great... I needed some alum for a cub scout science project and you had just what I needed. I also got some mocha beans for myself as a treat and you snuck in a little something extra. Shipping was fast and I couldn't be happier. You're on my favorites list for sure!”

, York, PA January 2, 2014

“Woo hoo my 5lbs of alum made it a day early and now I'm tanning my hide. Thank you for the awesome service and the great product. Ya'll have the best prices out there!!!”

, Iva, South Carolina December 18, 2013

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, Perdido, AL December 6, 2013

“Great product.
Good packing.
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, Prosperity, South Carolina October 9, 2013

“thank you all for shipping my alum powder before the date you said .I HAVE IT. I CAN RELY ON YOU GUYS ANY TIME ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU ALL HARRY”

, new jersey, nj September 4, 2013

“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

“best price and product. my pickles thank you”

, Georgetown, IN September 16, 2014


Aluminum sulfate

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


Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.

Country of Origin: United States

ID: 7386

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