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Sodium Bicarbonate

Alternate Names

Baking Soda, Bicarbonate of Soda, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate

Description

Sodium Bicarbonate is used, sometimes daily, in most kitchens as baking soda. It is a fine, white, alkaline powder that combines with acidic ingredients to produce carbon dioxide gas, causing a food to rise.

Sodium Bicarbonate - Quick Stats
Names

Baking Soda, Bicarbonate of Soda, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate

Allergy Information

Uses

Stabilizer, Leavening Agent, Buffer, Anti-Caking Agent

Additional Information



Found In

tomato soup, crackers, cookies, pancake mixes, biscuit mixes, muffin mixes, sherbets, syrups in frozen products, self-rising flowers, cornmeals, canned peas, bread, vegetable-based products, cocoa products, pies, pastries, cakes.

Possible Health Effects

Possibly alters the urinary excretion of drugs, making those drugs either less effective or more toxic. Kidney, respiratory, gastrintestinal and liver toxicity. Limit if sodium-sensitive.

Allergy Information

Contains Sodium (those on sodium restricted diets should limit)

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Copyright December 15, 2012 Be Food Smart, Updated 3/12/13




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