Is Baking Soda Edible?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 3, 2020 9:32:42 AM ET
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Baking soda is edible and is most commonly used as a leavening agent in baking. Baking soda can also be used, dissolved in water, as a drink to help ease stomach and digestive issues. Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is an antacid and antiseptic and can boost the body's alkalinity.