Morton’s Tender Quick is used for curing meat, poultry or fish in dry or wet-cures.
It is a mixture of salt, 0.5% sodium nitrate, 0.5% sodium nitrite and sugar. It also includes propylene glycol to keep the mixture stable.
Sodium nitrate (NaNO3) is a curing agent. Sodium nitrite (NaNO2) is a preserving agent.
Morton Plain Sugar Cure