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  1. Judy Gerber

    I don’t know about the other brands, but Arm and Hammer tests on animals. I don’t know about you, but I won’t buy those products.

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  3. TheAntiFox

    Shop Rite(USA) “Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix” barcode 0 4119001614 3 – Ingredients panel on back of box, lower left-hand corner:

    “INGREDIENTS: ENRICHED BLEACHED FLOUR (BLEACHED FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, SODIUM ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE SHORTENING (CONTAINS SOYBEAN OIL), ” Etc…..

    So precisely, based upon how it is worded, what does that “SODIUM ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE” refer to? Baking Powder?

    Just want to make sure.

    • Becky

      Based on how this is worded, “sodium aluminum phosphate” is just an ingredient in “leavening.” When an ingredient list includes parentheses like that, it means there are ingredients within ingredients. So, for another example from above, the ingredient “enriched bleach flour” is made up of bleached flour, malted barley, and everything else in that set of parentheses. So in conclusion, sodium aluminum phosphate is neither baking soda nor baking powder, it is an added ingredient that happens to be used in the “leavening” of choice for shop rite.

      • Ed P.

        Aluminum is added to SOME Baking POWDERs as an acidifying agent (others use Cream of Tartar) . The Acidifying agent (Aluminum in the above ingredients list) is to counter the alkaline taste that just Baking SODA will have.
        Baking SODA is Ph = 8.1 hence the alkaline taste.
        If you have ever tried to bake or make something and left out the Baking POWDER or the Cream of Tartar, you will soon see the difference in taste and texture.

        BTW…awesome article Betty!

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  6. Connie

    Its not the baking powder that contains aluminum, its the baking soda.

    • Connie

      You can reference to the book “Healing with Wholefoods” from Paul Pitchford, page 112. “Aluminum is picked from aluminum cookware and from drinking water (aluminum sulfate is frecuently used to filter municipal water and often is not completely removed). Baking powder and antiacid tablets are two other common sources.”

  7. Connie

    Sorry, backwards, its the baking powder that contains the aluminum.

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