Ok I did a lot a reading and now my head is spinning. So what do I use pink curing salt or PRAGUE #1 or are they the same or are they diferant. Why dose 1lb of these probucts have such huge range in prices is there higher quality among these probucts. Which is a good one to buy, why, and where? One other thing I'm allergic to MSG. Is pink salt like MSG or I'm I just over thinking this. Thanks guys.