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The study, which was commissioned by Innophos, compared Cal-Rise and Cal-Rise blends with alternative leavening agents commonly used in tortilla applications.
A greater proportion of sodium content, however, is derived from the use of traditional sodium-based leavening agents.
Baking ammonia, an old-fashioned leavening agent and predecessor to today's baking soda and baking powder, is also known as ammonium carbonate.
Saleratus: a leavening agent consisting of potassium or sodium bicarbonate; baking powder.
Innophos, a world leader in specialty phosphates, manufactures CAL-RISE -- a sodium-free, high-in-calcium leavening agent for use in baked goods.
Under optimal storage conditions, it appears that baking powder retains its functionality as a leavening agent for many years and can be included in applications requiring long-term food storage.
Basic bread consists of nothing more than flour, water, and a little salt, with or without a leavening agent.
Later, during proofing and baking, proper nucleation of the gas cells will be induced in the dough structure by using a bicarbonate or yeast leavening agent.
They determined that under optimal storage conditions, it appears that baking powder retains its functionality as a leavening agent for many years and can be included in applications requiring long-term food storage.
Fermented chickpeas are being used in some Mediterranean countries as a leavening agent in traditional breads.