Not a clean label ingredient

Lye

Also known as: sodium hydroxide, NaOH

Lye is a metal hydroxide used as a flavor enhancer and food preservative in food products. The chemical formula of Lye used in food preservation and flavoring is NaOH, or Sodium Hydroxide. It can be used in the curing process of meats, bread products, and canned fruits.

Sources
  • Trader Joe's
  • Aldi (SimplyNature)
  • H-E-B Select Ingredients
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