It's me again...the new-to-"no-salt" cook.. LOL
I am wondering, if trying to invent a cookie recipe, how do you know or decide whether it is baking powder or baking soda that should be used? Thanks.
I wanted to know the answer so I looked here,
and found it an interesting comparison of the two.
However, this site, http://allrecipes.com/howto/perfect-cookies/ has a good explanation of why it recommends baking powder.
Looking forward to seeing your invention…you will share, yes?
This page might be useful in the future as it explains the differences. It also says that you can use one in place of the other but not the other way around.
http://chemistry.about.com/cs/foodchemi … baking.htm
Standard baking powder/sodium contains sodium and therefore has to be taken into account in a low-salt diet.
Potassium-based substitutes are, however, available. One US brand of sodium-free baking powder is called Featherweight.
Oh, thanks, WriteAngled--
I was wondering about that...having read the ingredient listings...
Thanks very much for that information.
It's restricting the sodium part of a compound that is important with respect to low salt diets, so sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate count in the same way as sodium chloride. The substitutes to such things tend to be based on potassium compounds.
Potassium is actually the counterbalancing ion to sodium in a number of body processes. Some people suggest that taking in more potassium can actually help to negate the effects of some of the sodium intake, but I don't know whether or not such statements are clinically justified and supported by evidence from well-conducted scientific studies.
I did in the past try a salt substitute, called Lo-Salt, which uses potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride, after being nagged endlessly by a relative about my supposedly excessive salt consumption. To me, it tasted really bitter and not particularly salty and I wasn't able to make it part of my life. Bitterness is one of the most subjective taste sensations, though. I know a number of people who happily use Lo-Salt and claim not to notice any bitterness.
Incidentally, you might find the recipes you develop will make useful material for hubs or other web sites or even an ebook. "no salt recipes" and "salt-free recipes" look as if they could be useful key words, especially when applied to variant recipes for popular dishes, bread, etc.
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