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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April 20, 2011

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, Woodbridge, VA April 20, 2011

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, Girard, Ohio April 19, 2011

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March 30, 2011

“Thank you so much! The real reason for my order was for alum so my dad could tan an animal hide. While exploring your website, I saw all the wonderful treats you have, and also ended up ordering chocolate covered orange peal for my mom and Finnish licorice for my dad. They arrived today (your shipping is very fast), and Mom and Dad loved their unexpected treats, saying they both taste fantastic!!! I'll definitely be ordering from you again!”

March 4, 2011

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, Savannah, Georgia January 8, 2011

“ Yes the package did arrive. Now I need to scrape the hide(fleshing out) and get the solution of salt water and alum to soak the hide(a tanning process). The alum helps the hair stay on the hide- which is technically called a pelt. Your company was the first one I found that I could purchase the quantity I needed. Thanks.”

, New Sharon, ME December 11, 2010

“Did you know that you can get rid of ticks by feeding powdered alum to horses every day, just 1/4 teaspoon will do it. And that sample of the cereal was awsome!
Merry Christmas
Tanya Maberry
Gilmer, Texas”

, gilmer, texas December 3, 2010

“We are SO thankful that you had the Powered Alum in bulk! We have a different use for it than you probably imagine...We have a older horse that has founder, we were told if we give him 3 tablespoons of it a day his sore feet will get better. We were getting the 2 oz. jars at the store and saw improvement but was SO expensive to buy it that way. That's when we found you online. Now we can get it in bulk so he will be much better soon!Even with the cost of shipping it is worth it to make him feel better! And LOVED the almonds you sent as a gift!”

, Loveland, Colorado November 26, 2010

“I bought the alum to tan a buck hide I'd shot last Nov. It came in 5 one pound resealable packages. So far so good. This was a great price and convenient delivery. Thank you. ”

, South Milwaukee, WI June 24, 2010

“Alum was impossible for me to find. I use this for a recipe for Sweet Irish Pickles...THANK YOU for carrying it! I exhaused all my avenues, including pharmacies here in Oklhaoma. NO one had Alum. I got puzzled looks and the comment= " Ihave never heard of it"”

, Edmond, OK August 27, 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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