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Is baker's ammonia vegan?

Baker's ammonia is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is baker's ammonia?

Baker's ammonia, also known as ammonium carbonate, is a traditional leavening agent used in baking. Unlike other leaveners, it releases gases without the need for heat, resulting in a distinctive texture and crispiness in baked goods. It has a pungent smell during baking, which dissipates quickly once baked. Baker's ammonia is commonly used in making cookies, crackers, and pastries that require a light, airy texture. Additionally, it has a longer shelf life compared to other leaveners, making it an ideal choice for bakers who prefer to stock up on their ingredients.

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