15 10, 2015


Lye or caustic soda is commonly used for dipping pretzels. Lye Also known as Sodium Hydroxide What is Lye? Lye, or caustic soda, is a mixture of sodium hydroxide and water. This strong alkaline compound is used sparingly in baking due its dominate properties. While stronger solutions of lye have [...]

7 06, 2015

Sodium Bisulfite

Sodium Bisulfite Also known as Sodium Hydrogen Sulfite What is Sodium Bisulfite? Sodium bisulfite is a food additive, antioxidant, antibrowning and preservant. Upon heating in aqueous acidic media, it releases SO2. In dried fruits and jams, it acts as anti-browning agent by preventing enzymatic browning caused by polyphenol oxidase.1,2 In baking, sodium [...]

7 06, 2015

Sodium Metabisulfite

Sodium Metabisulfite Also known as E223, Na2S2O5 or SMS What is Sodium Metabisulfite? Sodium metabisulfite, or simply SMS, is a reducing agent commonly added to cracker and tortilla doughs that use stronger wheat flours. SMS is also used as a preservative for baked goods, wine, dried fruit, and jams due to its [...]


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