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Tequesquite


A grey color mineral salt which is a combination of chloride and sodium carbonate. The use of this salt dates back to pre-Columbian times and it still used today as a leavening for tamales and bunuelos. It is also used when cooking nopales (cactus paddles) to help preserve the green color and also added to the bean pot to help soften dried beans.
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Substitute for tequesquite

Baking powder

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