Ammonium Bicarbonate food grade 400g

E503 (Mineral Salt)

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Ammonium Bicarbonate (food grade) is a mineral salt (E503). One of the best bakery improvers around use of this product results in baked goods that have a an light, airy, crispy, and fluffy texture. The activation occurs when it is added to the dough and starts to warm, heat being the catalyst that starts the reaction. This reaction releases water, carbon dioxide and ammonia gas causing the goods to rise. It is very important only to bake goods that will result in minimal remaining water content, such as biscuits. Ammonium Bicarbonate is not suitable for use in cakes or sponges due to the high remaining water content. This product is popular with older European customers working with biscuit recipes handed down over the generations.

Our Germany food grade Ammonium Bicarbonate provides the most important ingredient for perfectly baked cookies and biscuits while meeting the highest quality standards. Ammonium Bicarbonate decomposes at 60°C, a slight ammonia smell will be present but will not leave any flavor affecting residues while having highest leavening properties. This means that your high-quality cookies and biscuits will taste exactly the way they should.

Harmful if swallowed

Store in the provided container with the lid well sealed in a cool dry area. If stored near a heat source it will effect the products performance.

Product also known as:
Ammonium hydrogen carbonate
Baker's Ammonia
Hartshorn (Harts Horn)


Information from our German manufacturer
Ammonium BiCarbonate has been granted approval for use as a food additive with the remark “quantum satis” (i. e. as much as required to satisfy the intended purpose) in accordance with Directive 95/2/EC, Annex I in the version in force on February 12, 2001 and in accordance with the relevant German authorization regulation for food additives (Zusatzstoff-Zulassungsverordnung) of January 29, 1998, Annex 4.

Limited use to foodstuffs, not for sale to end users (must be used in making or manufacturing goods)

Product Certificates
To obtain a product certificate please select this option at time of purchase as discounts apply. The certificate will be posted in the file section of your account dashboard as a PDF file. You will require Adobe Acrobat to open and read this file, this can be downloaded from the Adobe website. Requests for certificates after delivery will attract an additional fee. 

Why do we charge for this paperwork?
The majority of our customers do not require this paperwork so we are able to pass on the savings. The cost of supplying this paperwork for a $10 product outstrips the product price. Compliance is a major cost to our company and if you require this then its only fair you share the cost. These fees can get quite high for example with all the information required for Organic Certification. See below on how to avoid the fees.

Don't want to pay for a certificate?
Then please purchase a box quantity of the product. This varies depending on the product but is usually a 25Kg container.

SKU F07529
Country of Origin Germany
Shipping Weight (Cubic Weight) 0.5800kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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