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Is sodium carbonate vegan?

Sodium carbonate is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is sodium carbonate?

Sodium carbonate, also known as washing soda or soda ash, is a white, odorless powder with a crystalline structure. It is an alkaline compound that is commonly used as a water softener, pH modifier, and cleaning agent. In the food industry, sodium carbonate is used as a leavening agent, aiding in the rising process of baked goods. It can also be used as a food additive to regulate acidity levels and improve texture in certain products. Despite its many uses, sodium carbonate can be harmful if ingested in large amounts and should be handled with care.

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