Natural Potassium Bicarbonate – Soda – Food Grade (E501) USP

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Natural Potassium Bicarbonate              USP  Food Grade
Purity : 99.9% Pure   – E501
Molecular formula : KHCO3 or CHKO3

Synonyms :

Potassium hydrogen carbonate,

Potassium hydrogen carbonate,

Potassium acid carbonate

What is Potassium Bicarbonate?
Potassium Bicarbonate is a soft white slightly basic powdered substance which is widely used in food and drinks production. It is produced by the passage of carbon dioxide through an aqueous potassium carbonate solution. It is used in medicine as an antacid. It is registered in the FDA under the section of suitable, safe and effective ingredients for OTC antacids. This FDA denomination classifies potassium bicarbonate as a GRAS ingredient.


Potassium hydrogen carbonate is a potassium salt that is the monopotassium salt of carbonic acid. It has fungicidal properties and is used in organic farming for the control of powdery mildew and apple scab. It has a role as a food acidity regulator, a raising agent, a buffer and an antifungal agrochemical. It is a potassium salt and an organic salt. It contains a hydrogen carbonate.


What Can I Do With Potassium Bicarbonate?
Potassium Bicarbonate can be used in many different ways, some off which are detailed below:


Organic Fungicide
Potassium Bicarbonate is used as an organic fungicide. It works as a contact fungicide inhibiting the fungus mycelium development and increasing the pH to control fungus in crops. It considered a safe and non toxic fungicide for use in organic crop production.
Fire Extinguisher
Potassium Bicarbonate performs well as a fire extinguisher and is a common ingredient in powdered fire extinguishers. The slightly basic nature of potassium bicarbonate helps neutralise chemical fires and smothers the combusting material to put out the flames.
Neutralise Acidic Soil
Potassium Bicarbonate is used widely in agriculture as a soil neutraliser due to its basic nature and low toxicity. The powder is dissolved in water and the solution is then applied to the soil to increase the pH level.


Baking and Wine making
Potassium Bicarbonate is used in food production, wine making and drinks making to either add CO2 (rising agent) or control the release of CO2.
Precautions :
You should not use potassium bicarbonate if you also take a potassium-sparing diuretic such as amiloride, eplerenone, spironolactone, or triamterene.
*Also if your Blood has high levels of Potassium
* If you have Kidney Disease
* If you are Diabetic
* If you are dehydrated
Avoid if you are a Heart patient or on Medicine for Blood Pressure etc.
* Consult Physician before consuming in large quantities


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100g Sampler, 1kg, 500g, 5kg


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