Baking soda is a chemical leavener, or raising agent, that reacts with acidic ingredients to produce leavening gases. Baking soda is also used as an antacid and in other medicinal applications.
Baking soda can be used to extinguish small grease fires and can be added to cooking water to soften vegetables or beans, though this may diminish nutrient content.
Baking powder, self-raising flour, cake mixes, quickbread mixes, batter mixes
Bicarb, sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate, bicarb soda, bicarbonate of soda, E500