Healthy Food Database

Baking Soda
A leavening agent used in baking, also referred to as sodium bicarbonate and is four times as strong as baking powder. Baking soda is used in recipes that have acidic ingredients such as vinegar or citric acids as its alkali nature blances out pH levels.
Category: Condiment
In Season: all year
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If kept in an airtight container, will last indefinitely.
Tips & Tricks:
As baking soda starts to react with ingredients as soon as it is added, be sure to bake batter straight away. Baking soda causes cocoa powder to turn red during baking when they are combined in a recipe, which is why the term Devil's Food Cake is used.
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* 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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