Sure Cure is pink in color and contains, salt, sodium nitrite 6.25%, FD & C Red #3 .00099%. It is typically used with seasoning blends in sausages. Some other names used for this product are Prague Powder #1, Insta-Cure #1, Speed Cure, or Pink Cure. It is used for cured sausages, jerky and other simple uses.
A complete cure is for making bacon, ham and other cured whole muscle cuts, contain salt, sugar, sodium nitrite and sometimes sodium Erythorbate.