BAKING SODA, food grade
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Ingredient: Sodium Bicarbonate - NaHCO3
OMRI certified, not tested on animals, aluminum free
Baking soda is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. It is a crystalline salt composed of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda (sodium carbonate). Our Baking Soda is a pure, natural sodium bicarbonate, produced from underground deposits in Colorado, USA, where the raw material is extracted with hot water, recrystallized, dried and screened to powder.
Common use: Sodium bicarbonate is amphoteric, capable of neutralizing both acids and bases and its applications are wide-ranging. It is well known as an odor absorber, as a non-toxic cleaning agent and rust remover, can be used to help remove splinters and relieve insect bites, is often found as an ingredient in toothpaste and deodorants, can be applied as a fungicide or as a fire extinguisher, and many more. When referred to as "baking soda", is primarily used for baking purposes as a rising agent. Heat (temperatures above 80°C), as well as acidic components in batters, cause the release of carbon dioxide gas which bubbles resulting in the expansion of a batter or dough and thus creating a lighter texture. Sodium bicarbonate can be substituted for Baking Powder provided sufficient acid reagent is added to the recipe.
Storage: store in a cool, dark, dry place in a well-sealed container.
Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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