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Sodium or potassium bicarbonate used as a leavening agent; baking soda.

[New Latin sāl āerātus : Latin sāl, salt; see sal + New Latin āerātus, aerated (from Latin āēr, air; see air).]
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(Elements & Compounds) another name for sodium bicarbonate, esp when used in baking powders
[C19: from New Latin sal aerātus aerated salt]
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Noun1.saleratus - a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacidsaleratus - a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid
bicarbonate, hydrogen carbonate - a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate
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The boiled tea was very bitter, the omelet scorched, and the biscuits speckled with saleratus, but Mrs.
* Recipe of Aunt Minnie's cookies: 5 cups of flour, a half cup of butter, a half cup of cream, 2 cups of sugar, 2 eggs, teaspoon of saleratus and nutmeg.
Ingredients and chemical composition of the total mix ration (TMR) fed to dairy goat during the study Items % of TMR (DM) Ingredients Corn silage 59.11 maize straw 16.58 Peanut vine 11.05 Concentrate supplement (1) 7.98 Apple pomace 3.01 Saleratus 0.15 Chemical composition Net energy for lactating goat (2) 0.96 (Mcal/kg of DM) Crude protein 10.3 Ether extract 5.0 Acid detergent fiber (ADF) 33.5 Neutral detergent fiber (NDF) 52.3 Calcium 3.2 Phosphorus 0.2 AFB1 (3) -- OTA (3) -- ZEA (3) -- DM, dry matter; AFB1, aflatoxin B1; OTA, ochratoxin A; ZEA, zearalenone.