Ammonium Bicarbonate

What is Ammonium Bicarbonate?

Ammonium bicarbonate also referred to as bicarbonate of ammonia, ammonium hydrogen carbonate, hartshorn, or powdered baking ammonia, is the bicarbonate salt of ammonia. [1]

How Ammonium Bicarbonate is Used in Food Products?

Ammonium bicarbonate is used as a raising agent in baked goods like cookies and crackers to rise.

Safety Concerns

Ammonium bicarbonate is an irritant to the skin, eyes and respiratory system. [1]