Saturday, May 20, 2006

RECIPE ~ Non-Alum Baking Powder

Aluminum in foods and cookware have been associated with Alzheimers and other neurological disorders. Commercial baking powder contains alum, so to make your own alum-free powder, combine the following ingredients well and store in a jar.

While you're at it, feel free to throw out your commercial baking powder and aluminum pots and pans! :~)

1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cream of tartar
1/2 cup arrowroot powder

4 comments:

Julia said...

My baking powder doesn't say anything to do with aluminium in the ingredients...how can I tell?

Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

Hi Julia,

I love your blog, by the way!

If your baking powder has aluminum it can be in the form of "sodium aluminum phosphate" or "calcium aluminum phosphate" or "sodium aluminum sulphate." Without knowing the ingredients in your baking powder, it sounds like if you don't have any ingredients with the word "aluminum" or "alum", it should be fine!

Here's a Wikipedia entry about baking soda and aluminum.

Anonymous said...

Rumford baking powder is made sans aluminum; you can find a red can of this at most quality grocery stores. They also make corn starch from non-GMO corn...

mina said...

Thank you for this info, I will have to try it. Great site.