[NAFEX] downside of free potassium source

Pat Meadows pat at containerseeds.com
Sun Mar 6 07:50:39 EST 2005

On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 06:25:26 -0600, you wrote:

>I haven't been following this thread, but has anyone pointed out that clay 
>is an aluminum compound?  The alumina (Al2O3) used as as abrasive is very 
>hard, inert, and not likely to be available to crop uptake.  If you want to 
>avoid aluminum in your diet, watch out for baking powder and self-rising 
>flour.  Both are commonly loaded witn SOLUBLE aluminum.  Though, as has been 
>pointed out, no aluminum connection is confirmed to alzheimers.

There are aluminum-free baking powders.  Rumford is one
brand with no aluminum.


It doesn't help with commercial baked goods, of course, but
it's a good choice (IMHO) for home use.  I've used it for
years and years.


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