Also Known As: Sodium Bicarbonate, Soda of Baking, Sodium Acid Carbonate
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate
Taste and Aroma: Slightly alkaline taste.
Uses: When mixed with acids, Baking Soda is used as a leavening agent in baking like cake, brownies, muffins and bread. It can also be mixed with water as an antacid to treat heartburn. Many people also sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of garbage pails to absorb unwanted odors.
Substitutes:Cream of Tartar, Baking Powder and Buttermilk Powder
Fun Fact: The Ancient Egyptians used a natural form of baking soda as a cleaning product.