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Can lime purchased at an agricultural supply store be used for pickling?


This lime, sometimes called horticultural lime, is not purified and may contain lead. If you choose to add lime, use slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) which is purified.
 

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 


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