Lye

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  • lye
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  • The alkaline solution that is obtained from the leaching of wood ashes.
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Abstract from DBPedia
    A lye is a metal hydroxide traditionally obtained by leaching wood ashes, or a strong alkali which is highly soluble in water producing caustic basic solutions. "Lye" most commonly refers to sodium hydroxide NaOH, but historically has been used for potassium hydroxide KOH. Today, lye is commercially manufactured using a membrane cell chloralkali process. It is supplied in various forms such as flakes, pellets, microbeads, coarse powder or a solution. Lye has traditionally been used as a major ingredient in soap making.

    灰汁(あく)とは、原義では草木灰(藁灰や木灰)を水に浸して上澄みをすくった液のこと()。この灰汁を使って食品自体がもつ強くてクセのある味を処理したことから、そのような嫌な味やクセそのものも「あく」と呼ぶようになった()。本項目でともに解説する。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Lye)