Cream of Tartar, aka Tartaric Acid or Potassium Hydrogen Tartrate, is a common cooking ingredient but is it OK to eat Paleo?
Yes, Cream of Tartar is OK to eat on Paleo 👍! It does not have much nutritional value but it still used with other ingredients like baking powder, lemon juice, egg white and other leavening agents in paleo recipes.
Why is Cream of Tartar Paleo Friendly?
Cream of Tartar was invented in 1769 by a Chemist in Sweden by mixing tartaric acid and potassium hydroxide to create potassium acid salt, aka Cream of Tartar. This common baking ingredient in used in many paleo baking recipes as a replacement for commercial baking powders which are NOT Paleo safe.
Our Final Say
Since Cream of Tartar only has 1 ingredient (tartaric acid) it is safe to eat and use in baking on many diet trends like Paleo!
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