E-number: 500

Name: Sodium Bicarbonate
Alternative Names :Sodium hydrogen carbonate; Baking soda; Bicarbonate of soda; Sodium sesquicarbonate; Trona.

Function: Acidity Regulator, Anticaking agent
Status: Halaal
Source: Synthetic chemical from Sodium Carbonate (a mineral).

Health Info!!

Health Code: Yellow
safe in food use at low levels, contact can cause forehead, scalp, and hand rash, respiratory distress, large doses can cause gastrointestinal bleeding, vomiting, diarrhoea, shock and death

Uses: Confectionery, custard mix, flour products, ice cream mix, soup, jams, chocolate, malted milk powder
Other Uses: Mouthwash, soap, bath, salts, vaginal douches, shampoo, laundry detergent, paper and glass manufacture