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What is a sourdough starter and what are its benefits.

Posted by Rina Veltkamp on

With a lot of the population having a bit more time on there hands it maybe a great time to learn a new skill or start working with sourdough for all its amazing benefits. 

 

What is a sourdough starter?

Sourdough bread is made by the fermentation of dough using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeast. Sourdough bread has a more sour taste and better inherent keeping qualities than breads made with baker's yeast, due to the lactic acid produced by the lactobacilli.) 

 

One of the most amazing things for me about Sourdough bread is it helped me heal my gut. Its also one of the few bread i can eat without having an upset gut a few hours later. 

 

This is all because if the fermentation process breaking down those grains and making it easy for our body to digest them. It also keep your bread fresher longer as well. I once had a sourdough bread that sat out and did not show visible signs of mold till 6 months later and was still fresh the whole time. 

 

There is so many options you can do with a sourdough starter as well: 

I make: 

Pancakes,

muffins 

buns

bread 

sweet breads. 

Its so endless. Why don't you head over to the store and great a sourdough starter that can be shipped right to your door,