Sodium Hydroxide, Meets Food Chemicals Codexis, is an inorganic compound.
Used to increase the alkalinity of a mixture, or to neutralize acids. Used to wash or chemically peel fruits and vegetables, often used to curing olives. Can make olives softened or make them black. It gives soft pretzels a chewy texture.
It can de-clog drains, cleaning grease from grease traps, exhaust hoods and fryers Sodium hydroxide is used to makes bar soap. It forms a solid, opaque bar soap.
Warning: Sodium Hydroxide (Lye), is very strong and caustic ingredient, should be handled with extreme care