Made my first Sourdough loaf, pretty happy with the result. Thank you Jo Edwards for the lesson 😊
There are a few health benefits to sourdough:
A properly made sourdough starter contains friendly bacteria which is beneficial to our gut health.
These lactic acid producing probiotics are responsible for the breakdown of anti-nutrients like phytic acid.
Phytic acid molecules bind with other minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, which make these important nutrients unavailable to us.
Long slow fermentation of wheat can reduce phytates by up to 90%. Sourdough is often easier to digest.