Cream of tartar, also known as potassium bitartrate or potassium hydrogen tartrate, is a white, powdery, acidic by-product of the winemaking process. It is composed of tartaric acid, a naturally occurring acid found in grapes and other fruits, and is found as a white crystalline powder on the inside of the barrels used to store and ferment wine. It is all-natural and does not contain any added dyes or preservatives.
What happens when you add cream of tartar to cookies?
When you add cream of tartar to cookies, it helps them to rise, therefore creating a light and fluffy texture. It also adds a slightly sour, acidic flavor that complements sweet and buttery ingredients like brown sugar and butter. The cream of tartar helps cookies to hold their shape and prevent spreading during baking. It also prevents them from becoming too brittle or hard. In addition, it can help make egg whites fluffier, resulting in a lighter and more tender cookie.
What is the most common use for cream of tartar in cooking?
The most common use for cream of tartar in cooking is as an acidic ingredient in recipes. It is often used in baking to help stabilize egg whites when making meringues, as an ingredient in homemade frostings and icings to increase their volume, and to help prevent sugar syrups from crystallizing. It is also an essential ingredient in recipes for bath bombs, play dough and other homemade craft projects. In some cases, cream of tartar can also help to neutralize foods that are too acidic.
Why is Coke not vegan?
Coke is not vegan because it contains some animal-derived ingredients. These include ingredients like colorings, flavorings, and sweeteners.
Colorings- Coke contains a color additive called E150d which is derived from dried animal bones.
Flavorings- Coke contains flavors like “natural flavors” and “artificial flavors” which can be derived from animals like cows and chickens.
Sweeteners- Coke can contain high fructose corn syrup, which is often derived from animal bones. Additionally, some Cokes contain cane sugar which is sometimes filtered through bone char, a carbon derived from animal bones.
All of these animal-derived ingredients make Coke not vegan-friendly.
Why is white sugar not vegan?
White sugar is not considered vegan because it is typically processed using bone char, which is derived from animal bones. The bones are heated at high temperatures and the carbon is then filtered and used to process the sugar, thereby making it unethically non-vegan. Sugar cane is usually filtered through bone char in order to achieve the white color that people associate with sugar. Therefore, if you are trying to follow a vegan lifestyle, it is best to avoid white sugar and opt for vegan alternatives such as coconut sugar, date sugar and agave syrup.
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