Originally Posted by Teamfour
Yep, it is the same as Cure #1.
Salt, Sodium Nitrite (6.25%), Propylene Glycol and Sodium Bicarbonate as Processing Aids and FD&C Red #3.
Yes, you can use any salt, but you need the pink salt/Prague powder/sodium
nitrate/sodium nitrite to give the cured bacon the familiar pink color. Morton's Tender
Quick contains salt, sugar, sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite.