Baking Soda – Photo and Description from Vegan Venue
Baking Soda in a vegan pantry ingredient that can help remove odors from a refrigerator, and is sometimes used in non-yeast baking to help the dough to rise.
Baking soda is used in non-yeast baking recipes to help the dough rise during the baking process. Chemically, it is known as sodium bicarbonate, which also increases the sodium content of the recipe. When it is heated, or when an acid such as vinegar is added to the wet ingredients, it decomposes and carbon dioxide gas is given off. The tiny gas bubbles are trapped in the dough which rises in the process. Baking soda is also a very versatile product, which is a good and inexpensive cleaning product to clean counter tops, and pots and pans; it also softens water for washing laundry, and can help remove refrigerator odors by leaving an open box in the refrigerator. You may also find other uses.