Is Baking Soda/Powder Bad For You?
Baking powder is a cooking product that helps batter rise. Many of my followers ask me the question “how safe is it to use baking powder?” Baking powder is considered nontoxic when it is used in cooking and baking. However, serious complications can occur from overdoses or allergic reactions.
Be sure to buy quality, food grade baking powder. So what does really baking powder contains? Baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate (also found in baking soda) and an acid (such as cream of tartar). It may also contain cornstarch or a similar product to keep it from clumping. You will still say, all those ingredients do not sound healthy at all. Well, agree. And that’s the reason baking powder should be used wisely, only in some recipes to get better result(not to use in everyday cooking).
Sodium bicarbonate belongs to a class of drugs called antacids.
Sodium bicarbonate is the generic name for a drug that is most commonly used to calm upset stomach caused by irritation from acid reflux.
A box of baking soda can be found in the cabinets of most cooks. Sodium bicarbonate, the ingredient in baking soda, is safe enough for most people to ingest a few times a day as an antacid, but like any substance, it can have its problems if not used correctly. Too much of Baking powder or soda will not make the end cake batter but may be flat and flavor will be totally unpleasant. So add only suggested amount to get the best result.
So I hope you got the answer if you can use baking powder or soda in your cooking or not. I personally think that some recipes are incomplete without baking soda/powder as I share many egg free recipes as well.