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Featherweight Baking Powder

I've had good luck with Featherweight Baking Powder manufactured by a company called Hain. It contains no sodium and can be substituted one for one with regular baking powder. Are you familiar with this product? —M.M., Arlington, Vermont

A number of readers wrote to us about sodium-free Featherweight Baking Powder, a product from The Hain Celestial Group. None of us in the Test Kitchen were familiar with it. I couldn't find it at area grocery stores but managed to track it down via the Internet. Our Test Kitchen home economists gave it a try in a couple of quick bread recipes…and the results were very good. As you mentioned, it can be substituted for equal amounts of regular baking powder called for in recipes. It seems like a good choice for folks who are on sodium-restricted diets. However, unlike regular baking powder, it does contain some potassium. Folks who are watching their potassium for health reasons should be aware of that. Check at your grocery or health food store for Featherweight Baking Powder.

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