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Scrumptiously Stuck on Sourdough

Monday 03 April, 2023

White and whole grain breads are the usual, and while they do offer a source of carbohydrates and fibre, why not switch up to a loaf or some slices of sourdough for that extra nutrition it offers?

Sourdough bread is not only delicious, but it is nutritious and filled with prebiotics. Yes, you read that right - prebiotics are essential to good gut health. Prebiotics improve the digestive system while nourishing your body with all the complex starches, proteins, and vitamins it needs for an energetic day ahead.

How is bread a prebiotic, you may ask? Well, sourdough owes its tangy, sour taste to its starter, which contains probiotics and prebiotic microorganisms. While the probiotics cannot survive the high temperature of the baking process, prebiotics can.

It takes weeks of preparing the active levain. Feeding it with flour and water, which gives the wild yeast and bacteria the perfect conditions to cultivate lactic acids. This is what gives the bread its signature sour flavour.

Instead of making your own active levain, why not head on over to Bake Bar, Sydney’s Best Bakery at Kiaora Place where you can get decadent artisan sourdough bread anytime you want?

Enjoy a selection of freshly baked sourdough bread in store, and don’t forget to grab a loaf to go so you can build your own meal at home.

Grab some dried fruits and nuts at Good Foodz before making a quick pit stop at Woolworths for some ricotta cheese and honey.

Slice that sourdough, spread on some ricotta cheese, and add cut fruits, nuts and some honey for a delicious, nutritious, and healthy breakfast or dinner. There are no rules when it comes to delicious food.