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Feb 28, 2008 11:55 AM

Bakind Soda & Cirbon Dioxide

Hey everyone:

I want to know of anyone has any 411 on if any side effects when baking with baking powder/soda?! I found out that baking soda/powder produces cirbon dioxide while baking with it? I have not been able to find any onfo on this topic online.

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  1. The amount of carbon dioxide produced by your use of baking soda is negligible compared to many things including the stove itself

    1. is this a "global warming" worry or a health worry? Re: GW this has got to be way down there on the list of things to worry about; re: health, well we all breath it out every breath we take.

      1. Time to get out the grade school science projects books. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) mixed with an acid like vinegar produces carbon dioxide. Baking powder, when wet, also produces carbon dioxide, since it includes a powdered acid. Yeast, when feeding on sugars in beer mash and bread dough, also produces carbon dioxide. The fizz in soda pop, beer, and sparkling wine is produced by carbon dioxide.