- Used as a leavening agent that is used in cooking and baking to make food rise.
- It helps food rise by releasing carbon dioxide bubbles. This expands the dough or batter, creating a fluffy product. It forms the texture and grain in pancakes, cakes, bread, and other foods.
- When mixed with acidic compounds such as buttermilk, vinegar, yogurt, or lemon juice, it will create the reaction that releases the carbon dioxide.