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Ammonium Bicarbonate

Alternate Names

Bicarbonate of Ammonia, Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate, Hartshorn

Description

Used as a raising agent in baked goods. Made by passing carbon dioxide through ammonia water.

Ammonium Bicarbonate - Quick Stats
Names

Bicarbonate of Ammonia, Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate, Hartshorn

Allergy Information

Uses

Leavening Agent, Buffer, Alkali

E-Number

E503

Additional Information

Was commonly used in households before baking power was created. Many cookbooks still refer to it as hartshorn. Can be substituted for baking soda or powder depending on the recipe.



Found In

baking powder, gingerbread, ice cream cones, cocoa products, baked goods, animal feeds

Possible Health Effects

Unknown

Allergy Information

Unknown

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