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Is alum powder the same thing as baking powder?
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Is alum the same as baking powder?
I do not think so, its a mineral salt Answer: Baking powder is a dry chemical that releases carbon dioxide when used in baking. It acts as a leavening agent. Baking powders are made up of an alkaline component (typically baking soda), one or more acid salts. Alum (pronounced ( formula KAl(SO4)2.12H2O) is one of the acid producing salts that may be present in baking powder. While alum is preset in baking powder it will not by itself produce carbon dioxide and will have no leavening impact on the baking.
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No, baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate, which reacts with acids in other ingredients of a recipe to create CO2 bubbles an lighten the mixture. Baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate and produces CO2 in the same way, but it contains the acid mixed in with it already. Both baking powder and baking soda (which is called bicarbonate of soda in the uk) are used to do the same thing leaven, or lighten up, a recipe. But they are not the same thing.
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