Baking Powder - Aluminum Free

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Baking powder is comprised of three dry powder ingredients: one that is acidic, one that is base, and one that is filler. Most commonly these dry powders are baking soda (base), Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (acidic) and potato starch (filler). When they are dissolved in water the acid and alkali react and form carbon dioxide, which expands into bubbles to leaven the mixture.

ingredients: Potato Starch, #2 Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate

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approximate cups to one pound3
originunited states
ingredientsPotato Starch, #2 Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaWhite, odorless powder.
good vs badStored properly, baking powder lasts a very long time. Moisture, however, will ruin it.

To determine if a baking powder is still active, stir a teaspoon into a cup of hot water. If the liquid foams, the powder is still good for use in baking.


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cosmeticA thin paste of baking powder and warm water applied to hair and scalp softens and removes buildup from styling products.
culinaryUse in baking mixes for biscuits, scones, muffins, pancakes, waffles, cupcakes, brownies and quick breads.
householdAdd to laundry, sprinkle on carpets to freshen, or make a paste to clean jewelry, ceramics, silverware and kitchen and bath surfaces and fixtures.
aromaticBaking powder has no aroma, but does remove unpleasant odors from refrigerators, stale closets and foot wear.

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what else you should know

baking powder

Baking powder is actually a blends of three powders – an acid, a base and a filler that brings them all together. Our baking powder consists of an edible salt chemically known as sodium acid phyrophosphate (the acid), sodium bicarbonate, (aka baking soda, the base) and potato starch (the filler). Unlike some other baking powders, ours is free of aluminum.

The modern baking powder we’re familiar with today was formulated in 1843 by chemist and food manufacturer Alfred Bird. By the time the Civil War ended, some of the best known brands emerged, including Horsford's Yeast Powder that later became known as Rumford Baking Powder. Prior to the availability of these baking powders, carbonates and bicarbonate salts were water-extracted from the ashes of hardwood trees.

As you can imagine, the advent of baking powder was a valuable time saver for both commercial and home bakers. Baking powder produces a chemical reaction immediately upon contact with water, while yeast requires two or more hours resting in kneaded dough to release sufficient amounts of carbon dioxide.

household cleaning

some ideas for using baking soda

Baking Powder is used in similar ways to baking soda for a variety of household cleaning and deodorizing applications.

freshen carpet
You may add a few drops of an essential oil into the cup of baking powder before using. Sprinkle liberally, but lightly, on carpeting and allow this to sit, absorbing dirt and odors, for about 15 minutes before vacuuming the carpet.

scratch-free scrubbing compound
Put baking powder on a damp sponge or cloth and rub as you use to freshen and clean sinks, tiles, counter, tubs, appliances and more. Using a wet sponge or cloth, wipe to remove residue and then provide a final rinse and then dry.

dishwashers and Washing Machines
Baking powder, added into the cycle when using washing machines or dishwashers, will increase the cleaning effectiveness of powdered detergents or soaps.

making fleas flee
Combine equal parts salt and baking powder. Sprinkle onto carpeting. Sweep into the fibers. Allow this to sit 5 or more hours before vacuuming thoroughly. Vacuum again. When finished, to avoid any live fleas returning into the house, immediately take the vacuum outside. Empty the vacuum bag onto paper or plastic, completely wrap the contents and carefully dispose of. Repeat weekly, monthly, or as needed.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.