Sourdough is made by using wild yeast’s reaction with bacteria and are excellent for people with yeast allergies.
Does it not appeal to you?
It surely will after you listen to why you should eat sourdough bread.
Lower Glycemic Index
And that makes sourdough bread ideal for people with health problems. It doesn’t increase the blood sugar because the starch is depleted because of fermentation.
Less Dangerous Acid
The amount of lactic acid produced in the sourdough bread is much more than phytic acid.
The phytic acid is the substance that causes the reduction of absorption of valuable minerals and vitamins into the blood stream.
More Organisms, Better Digestion
The sourdough bread is made solely due to the reaction of the wild yeast and the bacteria.
The presence of both these organisms not only makes the bread better but also improves your overall digestion.
Breakdown of Amino Acids
Due to the longer prep time, the gluten is already broken down into amino acids.
Thanks to dough needing to rest for a long time, a lot of burden is take off of the stomach and it makes the digestion a lot easier.
Bye bye Toxic Preservatives
When sourdough bread is made, it also creates acetic acid, which is an organic compound that has a pungent smell as well as a sour taste.
This compound, more commonly known as vinegar, serves as a natural preservative.
Everything a Body Could Want
This is a very unique feature of the sourdough bread.
It has fatty acids, cellulose, amino acids, minerals, and many other nutrients in the perfect amount that the body requires it.
That’s an amazingly healthy and balanced thing to eat.
It’s Really Good for the Gut
The major ingredient of sourdough bread is the wheat flour.
Wheat flour contains special kinds of carbohydrates that are only produced by the plants.
These carbohydrates help boost the good bacteria in the gut.
And the Last but Not the Least!
It tastes amazing!
Try making this San Francisco Sourdough Bread and taste it for yourself!
- Bread Flour: 4 ¾ Cups
- White Sugar: 3 Tablespoons
- Salt: 1 ½ Teaspoons
- Active Dry Yeast: 1 (Saf Instant)
- Warm Milk: 1 cup
- Softened Butter: 2 Tablespoons
- Sourdough Starter: 1 ½ Cups
- Egg: 1
- Water: 1 Tablespoon
- Chopped Onions: ¼ Cup
- Take a large bowl. Add sugar, dry yeast for baking , salt and a cup of flour. Add milk and softened butter and stir it up.
- Gradually add the rest of the flour as per the climate.
- Knead the dough for about 8-10 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl, cover it up and leave for about an hour or so to rise to double its size.
- Punch it down and let it alone for 15 more minutes to rise.
- Place them into greased pans shaped like loaves and leave for another hour to rise.
- Brush the loaves with egg wash and sprinkle chopped onions.
- Bake at 190 degrees C for about 30 minutes and you are good to go.
- Serve it with salads, gravy or soup.