Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), also known as baking soda or sodium hydrogenocarbonate, is a white basic mineral powder and is commonly used as an ingredient in the food market. Not a new ingredient to the industry, it is authorised and registered as a food ingredient with the reference E500ii.

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Leavening. In cooking, baking soda is primarily used in baking as a leavening agent. When it reacts with acid, carbon dioxide is released, which causes expansion of the batter and forms the characteristic texture and grain in cakes, quick breads, soda bread, and other baked and fried foods. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that sodium bicarbonate is GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) as a direct food additive. Baking soda is most often used in the food industry as a leavening agent and is found in foods such as breads, rolls, cookies and other baked goods.