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Information and Application of Potassium Bitartrate

Potassium Bitartrate is also called 2,3-dihydroxyl succinic acid hydrogen potassium.It is kind of white crystalline powder or yellowish crystalline powder. Potassium Bitartrate is easily soluble in hot water, acid and alkali solution, but hardly soluble in cold water and ethanol . Potassium Bitartrate is actually a byproduct of the winemaking process, produced during fermentation. This white powder, also known as potassium acid tartrate and cream of tartar, is used in baking as well as some medications.
When Potassium Bitartrate is used for baking and cooking,the application is as follows. Baking powder is made of a mix of baking soda and cream of tartar. It causes baked goods to rise because the acidity of the mix of cream of tartar and water reacts with baking soda and creates carbon dioxide, which can cause a similar effect to that of yeast. Cream of tartar can also act as an emulsifier to keep the fats and liquids from separating in dairy products and help keep canned fruits from browning. In addition,Potassium Bitartrate can have laxative and diuretic effects. The small amount typically used in baking and foods won't cause this reaction, but the larger amounts used in certain medications can. Don't take any other laxatives or diuretics while using a medication containing Potassium Bitartrate as they could have additiv effects.

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