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Curing tobacco

To dry the sap from newly harvested tobacco by either natural or artificial process. Proper curing is done under such conditions as will permit of the chemical and physiological changes necessary to develop the desired quality of color in tobacco.

Air cured

To cure tobacco under natural atmospheric conditions without the use of fire, except for the purpose of preventing pole burn (house burn) in damp weather.
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Flue Cured

To cure tobacco under artificial atmospheric conditions by a process of regulating the heat and ventilation without allowing smoke or fumes from the fuel to come in contact with the tobacco.
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Sun Cured

Almost all Oriental or Turkish tobacco is sun cured
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Fire cured

Several techniques used at various stages of green, semi-color cured and fully cured leaf using hardwood fires to cure and or flavor whole leaf.
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Perique

A curing process in which semi- color cured leaf is compressed and fermented
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Latakia

A type of fire cured leaf with the introduction of a small portion Pine into the otherwise hardwood mix.
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