Switcheroo Sunday-Baking Powder

I wanted to give you another easy and inexpensive switch this Sunday.  Today we are going to take on Baking Powder.  If you bake anything at all, you have this ingredient in your pantry.  Have you ever looked at the ingredients?  More than likely, no.  If you are like me, you probably bought whatever was on sale.  Just a few months ago, I had to do my own Switcheroo.  You see I had this brand in my pantry.

 
I love the packaging on this baking powder.  What I don't like are the ingredients.  In particular, cornstarch and aluminum.  Let's start with cornstarch.  It is more than likely genetically modified corn.  Yucko.  Then there is aluminum.  Let's be honest, this ingredient doesn't belong in food.  Enough said.  Some studies show that aluminum is linked to Alzheimer's.  I don't want to find out.  It's an easy switch to this:
 
 
These two baking powders are actually made by the same company, Clabber Girl.  Rumford, however, is aluminum free and non-GMO. A win, win.  I don't have the cost breakdown on the two, but I know it was maybe 50 cents more.  To me, totally worth it.  You should be able to find the Rumford brand at any market.  Just make sure the can says non-GMO on it.  Mine does, but I've heard others say that it wasn't labeled on their can.  If it's not labeled, I wouldn't buy it.  Keep looking until you find a can that says, non-GMO.  This means they have used corn for their corn starch that is not genetically modified.  Corn is one of the worst for being GMO.

There you have it.  A very easy Switcheroo for you.  Is this a switch that you need to make?  Drop me a comment and let me know. 

1 comments:

Elaine L. Bridge said...

I don't know how I stumbled upon this post, other than being directed to it from above, lol! That's because I don't believe in coincidence, and I was just about to purchase the product you are discussing here! I had bought a cheaper store brand some time ago and was telling myself that I would go back to this product instead...until I read your post! The aluminum in the ingredient list was especially alarming to me. I will do the switchero you suggest...with many thanks for the information!

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