Definitions for "Baking Soda"
Baking soda, or Sodium Bicarbonate is an alkali that requires the presence of an acid in the dough or batter to begin the leavening process; it reacts to being moistened.
Rising agent used in baking and cooking.
Baking soda works as a pH balancer and acts to bring odors produced by acids and bases into a more neutral state giving rise to its odor absorbing properties. Many commercial toothpastes, bad breath lozenges and gums, and underarm and foot deodorants incorporate it into their products.
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America 1840 Not used in period