Campaigning for "the rise of real bread", a UK food campaign group has provided a list of just some of the ingredients commonly found in mass-produced loaves: E481 (sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate), E472e (mono- and diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids), E920 (l-cysteine), E282 (calcium propionate), E220 (potassium sorbate), E300 (ascorbic acid), E260 (acetic acid) soya flour
Baking powder is a two-in-one chemical leavening that combines a powdered alkali (sodium bicarbonate) with a powdered acid (originally, tartaric acid). It helps make cakes and pancakes lighter and can (Baking Powder)
cabbage (light) and blueberry (dark) test cakes where pH has been controlled using bicarbonate of soda (blue), tartaric acid (pink) and a mixture (spotty). Next time, dilute blueberry with milk because cabbage tastes cabbagey.