Healthy Food Database
A common ingredient in cake and muffin recipes usually made from baking soda and cream of tartar. Baking powder causes the release of carbon dioxide bubbles which cause breads and doughs to rise and create a lighter, springy texture.
Most baking powders use only the necessary ingredients, but some contain fillers made from products containing gluten and unwanted additives- check labels before buying. Allergy free baking powders are available from health food stores.
Store in an airtight container in the pantry, will keep for a while.
Tips & Tricks:
If you don't have self-raising flour on hand add 1 tsp of baking powder to leaven each cup of flour.
When using baking powder in a recipe, sift or whisk with the other dry ingredients before adding to the batter or the baked product could have large holes.
Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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