Curing Agents

We deliver tailor-made solutions to our customers worldwide for preserving food products.

Our Curing Agent Products

Curing is a food preservation and flavoring process used in foods such as meat, fish, and vegetables, performed by adding salt to draw moisture out of the food. At United Foods we offer high-quality curing agents for use in your smoked and cured food products at affordable rates. You don’t have to sacrifice taste or nutrition for price—let us supply you with our premium curing agents at a cost you can feel good about!

Some of our available curing agents are listed below.

Ascorbic acid

This glucose compound is found naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables and is used in the curing process to prevent oxidation and discoloration of the product during storage.


This chemical compound is related to phosphoric acid and is composed of salts containing phosphate ion, dihydrogen ion, and positively charged ions of sodium and calcium.

Glucono delta lactone

A white, odorless crystalline food additive known as the lactone of D-gluconic acid, this substance is primarily used as an acidifier and a curing, pickling, leavening, or sequestrant agent.

Sodium Ascorbate

A mineral salt of ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbate is approved for use as a food additive—it functions as an antioxidant, regulates acidity, and maintains the color of preserved, cured meats.

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While preservation processes such as curing were mostly implemented historically to keep food fresh during long periods of scarcity and to stave off bacteria, the modern methods are mostly practiced for cultural reasons and to enjoy the pleasant affect curing has on the texture and taste of food. Curing agents are used to add desirable flavor and texture to vastly popular meats such as bacon, salami, and pastrami, cultural-favorite fish products such as lox, herring, and anchovies, and in a variety of pickled vegetables. Contact us today for pricing and product information on our line of curing agents for use in your cured and pickled food products!


Curing Agents product list

  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Erythorbic Acid
  • Glucono Delta Lactone
  • Phosphates
  • Sodium Ascorbate
  • Sodium Erythorbate
  • Sodium Nitrate
  • Sodium Nitrite