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cream of tartar


Chemical additives

Also known as

tartar, tartaric acid, cremor tartari


Generic for the common name of potassium hydrogen tartrate, an acid salt, historically used in hot drinks as a "binder" for the other ingredients - and especially to stabilize and emulsify beaten egg whites.


Generally available. Distributed world-wide. Available for on-line ordering in some markets.


white vinegar in similar proportion

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