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Calling All Bakers

What's up with baking powder and the amount of sodium that some brands contain? I am just guessing, but is it possible that the salt is being used as a preservative? So that people like me can feel confident using baking powder that I purchased 3 years ago.

Below is an example of two baking powders that that can be purchased in a grocery store.

They both serve the same purpose which is to cause the batter to rise during baking. But the sodium content is very different. Can you guess which is the better pick if you are monitoring your sodium intake?

Amazingly, the Rumford brand contains 55mg of sodium per 1/8 teaspoon! Rumford includes a recipe for biscuits on the label that calls for 3 teaspoons of baking powder. That would be 1320 mg of sodium.

The Hain brand contains ZERO sodium. And works just as well in cakes, biscuits and other baked items. Labels can be very revealing. Learn more by subscribing to the blog and following us on

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