|Country of Origin||United States|
- Premium Quality
- Gluten Free
- Aluminum Free
- Food Grade
Ingredients: sodium bicaronate
Product of: USA
Net weight: 500gm
Baking soda isn't just an ingredient in your cookie recipe — it can also help remove stains from your teeth and even ease a sore throat.
You probably keep a box of baking soda in the back of your fridge and break it out when you need to make a batch of cookies for your family. You may have taken it when your stomach hurt or cleaned your laundry with it, too. And you may have even combined baking soda and vinegar in a school science project way back in the day.
Baking soda is a staple in practically every household, but how much do you really know about this seemingly simple ingredient?
How Is Baking Soda Made Exactly?
Baking soda is the common name for sodium bicarbonate, an ingredient that got its start 4 million years ago when salt lakes around the world evaporated and formed trona deposits. (4) Trona is the rock that’s processed into soda ash (sodium carbonate), a naturally occurring mineral. Soda ash can then also be processed to make baking soda. (5) The world’s largest deposit of trona is in Wyoming. The area produced 17 million tons of the mineral in 2015, for export around the world.
What's in Baking Soda?
The only ingredient in baking soda is sodium bicarbonate.
What Baking Soda Definitely Can't Do for Your Health
Baking soda is one of those ingredients that people claim as a cure-all for a variety of health conditions and diseases. But the truth is there’s scant research backing up large claims, such as the idea that it's a treatment for cancer. At least one study, in mice, did find that baking soda could possibly help improve the body’s reaction to cancer therapy.
Yet that doesn’t mean a cancer patient can treat his or her condition at home or eschew traditional treatments. For one thing, this research is in its beginning stages — it’s only in mice, and research is needed in people to see what effect, if any, baking soda can have. At this point, it’s too big of a leap to suggest that baking soda is a treatment for cancer.