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Are there any substitutes for sodium-free baking powder?

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Check the "dietetic" section of the grocery store for a commercial product. If none is available, a pharmacist can prepare the following formula: 39.8 grams of potassium bicarbonate, 28.0 grams of cornstarch, 7.5 grams of tartaric acid; and 56.1 grams of potassium bitartrate. Use 1-1/2 teaspoons for each 1-teaspoon of regular baking powder. Add at the end of the mixing time and avoid over-mixing.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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