Low sodium baking powder and soda
Posted: 11 September 2012 02:26 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Unfortunately I’m now on a very restricted sodium diet. Does anyone know of an acceptable low sodium baking powder and baking soda? I definitely appreciate any help!

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Posted: 11 September 2012 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi!

Welcome!

Here’s some info I found on the lowsodiumcooking.com/free/FAQ.htm web site

Sodium Free Baking Powder

In my humble opinion, this is a no-brainer. If you bake anything that uses baking powder with the regular stuff off your grocer’s shelves you are eating sodium that can easily be avoiding. Given the amount of sodium in standard baking powder it’s likely to be 100-200 mgs per serving. Some doctors also believe the aluminum in regular baking powder is bad for you. The simple solution is sodium free, aluminum free baking powder. There are several brands available, but the only one I’ve actually seen is Featherweight. I find it at a local health food store. It’s also available for just about the same price online at Healthy Heart Market (healthyheartmarket.com. The price is also comparable to the regular baking powder. Clabber Girl has also begun marketing a reduced sodium version of their Rumford brand baking powder. It’s not as low as the Featherweight, but it’s widely available in supermarkets.

Brand Sodium Content
Calumet Baking Powder —120 mg per 1/4 teaspoon serving
Featherweight Sodium Free Baking Powder —0 mg per 1/4 teaspoon serving
Rumford Reduced Sodium Baking Powder —70 mg per 1/4 teaspoon serving

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Sodium Free Baking Soda

Like baking powder, regular baking soda is unnecessary sodium intake. The brand of sodium free baking soda I’m familiar with is Ener-G and the only place I’ve seen it is online at Healthy Heart Market. The only thing you need to remember is to double the amount called for in your favorite recipes. The recipes here on this site already have the amount doubled.

Brand Sodium Content
Arm and Hammer Baking Soda —150 mg per 1/8 teaspoon serving
Ener-G Baking Soda —0 mg per 1/8 teaspoon serving


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Also, I used to omit leavening in cookies for the same reason—they came out great.  They were probably slightly different than if I’d used it, but we thought they were absolutely fine.

Good luck!

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Posted: 12 September 2012 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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If you eat only one slice of cake, will that be too much sodium??????

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Posted: 12 September 2012 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Maybe try a cake that naturally has no added sodium- genoise! smile

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Posted: 12 September 2012 04:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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genoise

Julie, you should run for president on the “Genoise for everyone” platform!

If you add “socialized maids” and “no retreads,” I’ll vote for you!

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Posted: 13 September 2012 12:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Anne in NC - 12 September 2012 07:04 PM

Julie, you should run for president on the “Genoise for everyone” platform!

“Let them eat genoise!”  cheese

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