Baking Soda Profile
Also known as
sodium bicarbonate, bicarbonate of soda
Baking soda usually appears as a fine powder, but can also appear as a white solid that is crystalline. Ancients Egyptians used natural deposits of Natron, a mixture of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, as a cleansing agent like soap for a variety of purposes. In 1791 a French Chemist produced sodium bicarbonate as we know it today. In 1846, two New York bakers developed the process of making sodium bicarbonate and carbon dioxide into baking soda to help dough to rise quicker and more efficiently. Each of them started a company on their own, but later merged and became the makers of Arm & Hammer baking soda.
Sodium Bicarbonate- 99.6%
Mesh Size- US #300
The line of Baking Soda offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is specifically manufactured according to NSF standards for food and dietary purposes, and is within NOP standards for use in organic production. Kosher certified through Earth Kosher.
We are finding new uses for baking soda all the time, and here are just a few.
- A paste can be made that is very effective in cleaning and scrubbing.
- It has long been used as a natural tooth whitening agent. It has been used as a dry chemical for fire extinguishers.
- Antiquarian booksellers use it to absorb and remove the musty odor of older books.
- Everyone at one time or another has had a box of it in their refrigerator to help absorb odor.
- It adds a smooth texture to creams and lotions.
- It acts as a pH stabilizer
People on sodium reduced diets should check with a doctor before consuming baking soda.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.