Baking soda and baking powder are not the same thing. Baking soda is bicarbonate of soda and is basic, which means its pH is higher than 7. Baking powder has bicarbonate of soda as well as acid salts such as cream of tartar or starch. Baking powder is generally neutral.Know More
Both baking powder and baking soda are considered leaveners, which means they create carbon dioxide that helps dough or batter to rise.
Baking powder can also be single or double acting. Double-acting baking powder reacts both when it's being mixed with the dough or batter and again when it's in the oven.Learn more about Food Facts
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Baking soda, as defined by ChemicalFormula.org, is a white powder comprised of sodium bicarbonate, also known as sodium hydrogen carbonate. The chemical symbol for sodium bicarbonate is NaHCO3.Full Answer >
Baking soda neutralizes the acid in recipes and aids in the leavening process. Once baking soda is mixed with other ingredients and placed into the oven, a chemical reaction creates bubbles of carbon dioxide that expand.Full Answer >
Baking soda is safe to eat and found in many common baked foods. According to HowStuffWorks, baking soda is also safe for ingestion through means other than baked goods.Full Answer >