Quick Tip – Hidden Sources of Aluminum

Did you know Baking Powder (Baking Soda is aluminum free ) contains aluminum unless otherwise stated on the container it is sold in? This is what gives some baked goods a tinny taste.


“One of the least expensive, and most effective, things you can do to improve the taste of your cakes, quick breads, cookies, and muffins is to switch to aluminum-free baking powder right away.” ~ David Lebovitz

Why You Should Use Aluminum-Free Baking Powder by David Lebovitz is an informative article on avoiding aluminum in baking powder.

Aluminum is toxic in food. Aluminum can be absorbed through the skin through deodorants and lotions.

A substitute for baking powder can be made by combining these easily available ingredients:
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cornstarch.

12 thoughts on “Quick Tip – Hidden Sources of Aluminum

    1. I also had no idea until I recently read a post in a blog written by a mother trying to feed her family right. I believe the blog is called Wellness Mama and I will be featuring her and linking back to her one day this winter. Thanks for the comment.

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  1. Jane M

    Since I never have cream of tartar on hand, haven’t used it in years, I purchase Rumford, aluminum free baking powder. Heck, I would pay as much for the cream of tartar as the powder so it’s more economical (at wally world) going this route.

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      1. Jane M

        Unfortunately, there are so many adulterations made to our food sources – chemicals added because it’s economical and gives the food manufacturers higher profits.You would think the FDA would monitor this more closely but I sometimes suspect there is a quid pro quo going on.

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