Sodium Bicarbonate is also called 'Bicarbonate of Soda', is a popular baking ingredient, has a slightly salty, alkaline taste.
It has leavening properties, reacts with an acid, such as vinegar or lemon juice, and causes dough to rise by producing carbon dioxide, gives bread, cakes, muffins, and cookies a light, fluffy texture.
It is also effective in controlling fungal growth. It has handy all-purpose uses, from cleaning countertops to supporting oral care.
Sodium Bicarbonate mixed with water is a very quick-acting antacid to treat acid indigestion and heartburn (used only for temporary relief)