Potassium Bicarbonate

ARM & HAMMER Potassium Bicarbonate: Flow K

Arm & Hammer is a leading potassium bicarbonate supplier, providing resources across the entire world. Flow K  Potassium Bicarbonate is a food grade product containing a flow aid that assures excellent storage and handling properties. It can be used as a substitute for sodium bicarbonate, and may be associated with certain health claims and other benefits.

Sodium Reduction
Flow K Potassium Bicarbonate may be used in place of sodium bicarbonate to leaven cakes, muffins and cookies. It can reduce sodium levels, and will essentially maintain overall quality and flavor of the baked product. Low-sodium or No-sodium baking powders can also be formulated with Flow K Potassium Bicarbonate.

Potassium Nutrition
Apart from calcium, potassium is the only other mineral that is associated with positive health claims. In a properly formulated product, potassium bicarbonate can be a source of sufficient potassium to take advantage of these claims.

Aesthetic Enhancement
When desired, Flow K Potassium Bicarbonate can be used to enhance browning and the toasted and grainy flavor notes of certain recipes. Enhanced sweetening has also been observed.

Additional Applications
Flow K Potassium Bicarbonate can be used in effervescent drink mixes. Its high solubility limit in water can be advantageous in this application.

Usage Equivalencies
When substituting potassium bicarbonate for sodium bicarbonate in a formula, 19% more potassium bicarbonate is required to yield the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide release.