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Cream of Tartar (Potassium Bitartrate)
Potassium Bitartrate (Cream of Tartar)

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Product Code: PTBT-CN

1 oz Net Wt [$1.79]
2 oz Net Wt [$3.37]
4 oz Net Wt [$6.35]
8 oz Net Wt [$11.90]
16 oz Net Wt - 1 lb [$20.64]

Description Ingredients & Technical Information

Potassium bitartrate, also known as cream of tartar and potassium hydrogen tartrate, has formula KC4H5O6. It is a by product of wine making.

Cream of tartar is obtained when tartaric acid is half neutralized with potassium hydroxide, transforming it into a salt. Grapes are the only significant natural source of tartaric acid, and cream of tartar is obtained from sediment produced in the process of making wine. Cream of tartar is best known in our kitchens for helping stabilize and give more volume to beaten egg whites. It is the acidic ingredient in some brands of baking powder. It is also used to produce a creamier texture in sugary desserts such as candy and frosting, because it inhibits the formation of crystals. It is used commercially in some soft drinks, candies, bakery products, gelatin desserts, and photography products. Cream of tartar can also be used to clean brass and copper cookware.

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