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How to make Aluminum free baking powder

How to make aluminum free baking powder and why?

As a mom who cares about what goes into my children's mouths a lot, I have been concerned about any heavy metals in any form like aluminum, mercury, arsenic, lead, etc.

Most baking powders on the market contain aluminum. Not only is it bad for you, especially for the brain, also it adds an odd flavor to your food. So, I'm always on the hunt for a better choice to improve taste and health.

According to Dr. David Williams:

"The number-one threat to your brain's health is aluminum. Its effects are cumulative, and can take many years to show up as full-blown disease".

3 teaspoons with a white powder on a plate

According to David LeBotivz:

"One of the least expensive, and most effective, things you can do to improve the taste of your cakes, quick breads, cookies, and muffins is to switch to aluminum-free baking powder. Baking powder is a leavening agent, and it’s usually called for in recipes where there are alkaline (as opposed to acidic) ingredients. In actuality, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is one of the ingredients in baking powder, which, when moistened, releases carbon dioxide, which causes baked goods to rise. Even though no definitive correlation has been found regarding health problems arising from using regular baking powder and cooking with non-anodized aluminum pots and pans. I use it for the taste.

If you’ve ever experienced or rather a “tinny” flavor when biting into a muffin, that’s because of the baking powder used—and often the overuse of it".

But remember, you are the king of your health!

Alum, or aluminum sulfate, is widely used in the process of purifying water in US. When added to the water it works as a coagulant to attract suspended particles, which can later be filtered out. Unfortunately some of the dissolved aluminum will remain in the water. (Post filtration aluminum levels are rarely, if ever, checked since the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t have any enforceable standards on aluminum levels in drinking water.)

You can make a better choices and here is a great alternative to store bought aluminum-based baking powder. Keep reading!!!

Fast-acting baking powder recipe:


1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 

1/4 teaspoon cornstarch (optional)


Sift ingredients together. Store extras in an airtight container for up to a month.

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