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My daughter has been a vegan now for about a year. This is a process, I am learning. She has become concerned now that not only should the ingredients be animal free, but the processing of a product should be animal free as well. Does baking soda meet these standards? Thank you.
Saturday, April 12 2014, 07:05 PM
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    Wednesday, April 23 2014, 10:43 AM - #Permalink
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    Baking soda is vegan. I found this description of the process of "making" baking soda:

    What is Baking Soda? Baking Soda, a sodium bicarbonate, is a naturally occurring substance that is
    present in all living things--it helps living things maintain the pH balance necessary for life. Baking Soda
    is made from soda ash, also known as sodium carbonate. The soda ash is obtained in one of two ways: it
    can be manufactured by passing carbon dioxide and ammonia through a concentrated solution of sodium
    chloride (table salt). In our case, it is mined in the form of an ore called trona. Whether the soda ash is
    mined or processed, it is dissolved into a solution through which carbon dioxide is bubbled, and sodium
    bicarbonate precipitates out, forming 'Pure, Safe and Natural" Baking Soda. It is pure enough (more
    than 99%) to be listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) since 1848.
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