Did you know, that...
... the first artificial casing intended for sausages was produced from parchment paper (in German Echt-Pergament) in the years 1870/1871? Due to the properties of the casing the use was limited to sausages such as Erbswurst.
|Pickling salt and saltpeter|
Pickling salt is a type of salt which is designed specifically for pickling and canning. It is used mainly for meat and meat products – It is a real quintessence of a natural method of preservation of food.
Saltpeter, i.e. potassium nitrate (Latin: sal petrae – rock salt) is a preservative used as an additive to table salt for meat pickling and canning. .