Baking Soda

What is Sodium Bicarbonate?

Sodium bicarbonate is a type of chemical salt. It is usually referred to by a different name such as, baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda, bicarb soda, bicarbonate of soda, sodium hydrogen carbonate or soda ash. [1]

Sodium Bicarbonate is a weak alkaline. It breaks down proteins and neutralizes acids, which is what makes it useful as a leavening agent in baking. [1]