Why is cream of tarter used? And is there an alternative?

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Why is cream of tarter used? And is there an alternative?

This is a corn derivative and we are a suffer corn allergy family.~

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Corey 2 years 0 Answers 344 views 0

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  1. Cream of Tartar is a byproduct of winemaking….. so it comes from grapes, not corn. It is a simple potassium compound, Potassium bitartrate, also known as potassium hydrogen tartrate, with formula KCâ‚„Hâ‚…O₆, is a byproduct of winemaking. In cooking it is known as cream of tartar

  2. Alternative are Potassium bicarbonate, Potassium chloride or Potassium gluconate.

  3. Then it must be the procesx used in making c of t. I know corn allergy folks react to it.

  4. it's a by-product of grapes?

  5. Very curious…is the potassium just as beneficial to our bodies when the CoT is consumed via cooking? Or does heat destroy its nutritional value?

  6. Have you had a reaction to cream of tartar before? If not, do you think it's possible that you might have heard about baking powder containing cornstarch (it does), and confused the two? I tried to search an answer for you, and actually landed on a corn allergy website where cream of tartar was a recommended ingredient for a baking powder replacement recipe.

  7. Possibly sulphur?

  8. *** ill add that we have multiple food allergies in our home…and to keep from drowning in info, i do tend to process things these days as blk & wht yes we can have no we cant…so it is not beyond reason that c of t is out for another reason…im just pretty certain it was related to corn. But you know motherly sleep deprivation… And all. 😉

    But bottom line is c of t is out for us :/

  9. Hug. I have 3 anaphylactic kids and two who are allergic to something in the house. When they go to their grandparents, their skins look good. When they come home they start scratching like crazy. Reading your comment about nursing and massaging leg cramps away brought back 4 years of sleepless nights trying to figure out the problem… Currently she eats potatoes, rice, and chicken… That's it :/ I totally feel like a failure, but I know I'm not. Best of luck to you, and know that you're an awesome mom.

  10. I use potassium chloride (which Morley has also recommended in the past) and potassium gluconate. I tried potassium bicarb and it caused serious gut pain. So be careful as many have recently complained of this same issue

  11. Citric acid is usually from corn and I react to it terribly. Cot I have done fine with and it's commonly used in aip baking with baking soda to sub for baking powder which usually contains cornstarch .

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