Raising Agent (E 500(ii)), popularly known as baking soda. It is one of the most widely used as a leavening agent in baked goods. It is activated as soon as it is mixed with a liquid, such as water, and then it is added to a dough/batter mixture. It reacts with an acid to produce carbon dioxide, a process that allows cakes, cookies, and other baked goods to rise. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid crystalline substance but is ground to a fine powder for use in cooking. It is basically made from sodium chloride, ammonia, and calcium carbonate.
Overdosage of Raising Agent (E 500(ii)) can cause hazards like nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.(3) It has high sodium content, and an overload of sodium in the body (hypernatremia) can cause serious problems like seizures and kidney failure.(4)
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