Benefits of Sourdough Bread
All of STELLA bread is made with a sourdough starter. Our starter was originally made on the Eastside of the Sierra Nevada of California with organic rye flour and water from the mountains. It has moved with us from place to place gathering the local yeasts throughout its journey. The starter contains local airborne natural yeasts which create the enzymes needed to predigest the starches and proteins in grain. During the fermentation process carbon dioxide is created, which becomes trapped in pockets of dough, resulting in a natural rising of the bread. Natural leavening takes time and is the essence of STELLA's bread flavors and nutritional values. Below is a list of some of the benefits of natural leavened bread:
Essentially, the ancient art of naturally fermented bread creates a healthier and more delicious loaf of bread. Try for yourself by ordering a loaf today!