27 11, 2019

Fumaric Acid

Fumaric Acid Also known as 2-butene-dioic acid trans What is Fumaric Acid? Fumaric acid is an organic acid found widely in nature. It is a colorless, odorless, crystalline powder with tart-fruity taste. The least expensive food acidulant, it’s a clean label food additive used in beverages, baked goods, confections and dessert mixes [...]

21 01, 2019

Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid What is Lactic Acid? Lactic acid is one of the most widely distributed acids in nature. It is a natural, weak,  organic acid associated with milk. The acid is odorless and has a mild taste which does not compromise or mask other flavors. In fact, it enhances them. It is [...]

13 08, 2018

Baking Powder’s Role in Baked Goods

You know what a fascinating ingredient is? Baking powder. Why? Because it just sits in your formula UNTIL water is added. This activates a reaction, turning baking powder into a chemical leavening agent. What’s the reaction? When water mixes with the acid (often MCP, SAPP, SALP, SAS or tartaric acid—although phosphate-free varieties are available), carbon dioxide gas [...]

10 06, 2015


Bases, like sodium bicarbonate, are chemical substances which react with acids to neutralize them. Bases What are bases? Bases are chemical substances which react with acids to neutralize them. The terms ‘base’ and ‘alkali’ are often used interchangeably, although not accurately. While both substances can neutralize acids, alkalis are a special [...]


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