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Sodium Carbonate

Alternate Names

Washing Soda, Soda Ash

Description

A small, odorless crystal or powder that occurs naturally. It absorbs water from the air. Individuals that make homemade laundry detergent, use this as an ingredient.

Sodium Carbonate - Quick Stats
Names

Washing Soda, Soda Ash

Allergy Information

Uses

Flavoring, Antioxidant, Buffer, Anti-Caking Agent, Leavening Agent, Stabilizer

E-Number

E500

Additional Information



Found In

Candy, flour products, ice cream mix, soup, jam, chocolate, malted milk powder, butter, cream, fluid millk, ice cream, cocoa products, canned peas, used in the processing of olives before canning.

Possible Health Effects

In large quantities, may produce corrosion of the gastrointestinal tract, vomiting, diarrhea, circulatory collapse, and death.

Allergy Information

Contains Sodium (those on sodium restricted diets should limit)

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Copyright December 15, 2012 Be Food Smart, Updated 2/4/13




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