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Culinary yeast, also called baking powder or baking powder, is widely used in cooking. Used to make dough rise, baking powder is used in everyday cooking. Discover in this article everything you need to know about yeast, how to use it and above all choose it well.

Yeast is a microorganism that appeared several thousand years ago on Earth. Originally used to leaven bread and ferment beer, it is also used to make wine and other fermented products. Rich in vitamins, it also has probiotic properties.

But when we talk about baking powder or baking powder, it is quite different. It is actually a mixture of baking soda, potassium bitartrate and corn starch. When the powder is mixed with liquid (water) at a certain temperature, a chemical reaction of the type acid-base.
Thus, the baking powder makes the dough rise without there being a fermentation process. Another important difference is that baking powder is devoid of vitamins and minerals, unlike yeast.

Be careful not to confuse baking powder or baking powder with baker’s yeast, sold dry or fresh, and used in baking. Baker’s yeast uses the fermentation process just like sourdough. You can find our article on baker’s yeast to learn more.

Thus, the baking powder or baking powder is the one used to leaven cakes. It contains a leavening agent (bicarbonate), an acidifying agent (tartaric acid) and a stabilizing agent (starch). It is incorporated directly into your liquid or semi-liquid preparations, such as waffle batter, cake or cake batter. The baking powder reaction only starts when it comes into contact with water. It is then necessary to proceed to the cooking without further delay.

Which baking powder or baking powder to choose?

Among the many brands of baking powder, it’s not easy to make a choice! Classic baking powders most of the time contain gluten and phosphates, a food additive pointed out for its deleterious effects on health.
Thus, it is wiser to choose a organic baking powder, devoid of synthetic chemical components or controversial food additives.

There is also gluten-free baking powder which guarantees the absence of flour or wheat starch. This will be an opportunity to allow people intolerant to gluten or suffering from celiac disease to cook gluten-free cakes and muffins.

baking powder and baking powder therefore have the same properties in the kitchen but not the same composition. It is therefore preferable to opt for an organic baking powder. The use remains the same, just pour half a sachet or a whole sachet into your device to allow the leavening action.

Here are the baking powders and baking powders that we recommend:

Nat-Ali organic gluten-free and phosphate-free baking powder

This baking powder has the advantage of not having no particular taste unlike baking powder. To use it, simply incorporate the powder with the flour during the preparation of your pastries. Proving will occur during baking.
It contains only natural ingredients: corn starch (which ensures the preservation of the product), sodium bicarbonate (raising ingredient that brings lightness and softness, and promotes the digestibility of the product), and tartaric acid (obtained from the lees and marc of wine after distillation, it reinforces the effect of bicarbonate and neutralizes the slightly bitter taste).

Nat-Ali – Organic gluten-free and phosphate-free baking powder

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La Patelière gluten-free and phosphate-free organic baking powder

This gluten-free and phosphate-free organic baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, and monopotassium tartrate. It makes it possible to obtain well-risen and airy cakes.

La Patelière bio – Organic gluten-free and phosphate-free baking powder

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Culinat Organic Phosphate-Free Baking Powder

This organic yeast is ideal for pastries and cookies, will make your cakes softer than ever. It is not suitable for preparing brioches, bread, or pizza dough. It is composed of wheat starch, sodium bicarbonate and monopotassium tartrate.

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How does baking powder or baking powder work?

The mixture of the ingredients of the baking powder or baking powder causes a chemical reaction of the acid-base type, which allows the dough to rise without fermentation as soon as it comes into contact with water. It is then necessary to proceed to the cooking without further delay.

While the pure yeast uses the fermentation of sugars as energy. Yeast enzymes convert sugars into carbon dioxide, alcohol and energy. It is this mechanism that is used for the production of bread, wine and beer. Fermentation also leads to the development of aromas, which give fermented products a very special taste.

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What about phosphates in baking powder?

For several years, phosphates are singled out for their harmful effects on health. Phosphate is a food additive which has many advantages for the food industry. Among other things, it plays a stabilizing and acidifying role in everyday products: deli meats, sodas, pizzas, biscuits, etc.
These food additives would be potentially harmful because they can lead to excess phosphorus in the human body. Phosphorus is an essential mineral for the proper functioning of the body. It contributes in particular to the good condition of our bones and stabilizes the blood pH. We find phosphorus in our diet (eggs, fish, cocoa, legumes, etc.) and a varied diet is enough to benefit from sufficient intake. The problem stems from excess phosphorus in the blood which can increase the risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease.
The European Food Safety Agency published a scientific opinion in 2019 in which it recommends not to exceed certain levels of exposure to phosphates.
Thus, for the sake of precaution, it is preferable to buy an organic and/or gluten-free baking powder in order to make your sweet and savory preparations rise.

What is the difference between baking powder and baker’s yeast?

In France, there are many products under the name “yeast”: baker’s yeast, baking powder…
Baker’s yeasts contain living cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a fungus. They are used in bakery in all fermented doughs. The yeast cells emit gas (CO2) from the sugars present. The dough then increases in volume because the carbon dioxide is captured inside. Baker’s yeast adds flavor to bread.

Baking powder (or baking powder) is a mixture containing a basic agent (sodium bicarbonate), an acid agent (tartaric acid, sodium pyrophosphate) a stabilizing agent (starch). It is found in the form of a white powder in sachets, and is used to swell breads and pastries.

Thus, baker’s yeast acts by fermentation of living microorganisms, while baking powder only causes a chemical reaction of the acid-base type. The reaction only starts when it is moistened, in contact with water.

In Anglo-Saxon countries, baking powder is called baking powder.

Is baking powder good for health?

Baking powder is not harmful as such to health, but it is preferable to limit its consumption because it contains phosphates. This food additive is indeed pointed out as being able to increase the risk of cardiovascular and renal diseases.
It is therefore preferable to favor organic baking powders, containing no food additives and allowing to obtain well-risen cakes, just like with baking powder.

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