Sourdough

Many of today’s consumers look for traditional products made out of natural, clean-label ingredients. When it comes to baked goods in particular, quality, taste and freshness are key factors in purchasing decisions.

Puratos’ leading Sourdoughs allow you to produce fresh, tasty and high-quality bread products easily and quickly. Increasing productivity, enhancing aromas and expanding product possibilities, our sourdough range provides satisfaction and convenience for consumers, bakers and industrials alike.   

What is sourdough and how is it used in bread?

Sourdough is a natural leavening ingredient consisting of flour and water. Also known as bread starter, levain, masa madre, lievito naturale or Sauerteig, sourdough gives baked products their structure and taste. Micro-organisms within the sourdough use the starch and minerals found in flour to ferment and increase the volume of bread, while organic molecules create the flavours.

Originating in ancient Egypt, sourdough methods and recipes were passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. It remained the principal form of leavening until the Middle Ages, and is still a popular bread option today.

Sourdough Bread
Sourdough Brioche

What are the advantages of using sourdough?

Sourdough offers a natural form of leavening that enhances the taste and nutritional value of baked bread products. In this way, it satisfies the demands of customers looking for tasty, healthy breads made from natural ingredients. Sourdough also enables bakers to vary their breads, as different types of sourdough bring out different product qualities.

At Puratos, we believe that the future of bread lies in its past. Over the years we’ve developed expertise in natural fermentation and knowledge of baking cultures from all over the world. Drawing on this knowledge, we’ve created Sapore – a range of natural bakery sourdoughs that provide consistent quality, convenience and exceptional diverse flavours.

Sourdough

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O-tentic Durum

Sourdough

Active bakery component based on sourdough to create bread with a typical Mediterranean flavour. Designed for all types of crusty breads, it gives the breads woody, milky notes & special crunchy crust of authentic breads.

Sensopan Crust P

Sourdough

Concentrated powered bakery aroma to enhance overall bread taste and ordour. A nature identical crust flavour specially developed for improvement of all wheat bread types as well as pizzas and snacks.

Sapore Rigoletto

Sourdough

Rigoletto is a highly concentrated sponge in powder form. It is designed for white thin breads, buns and toast bread.

Sapore Traviata

Sourdough

A mild rye sourdough in powder form. It is designed for Rolls, Kaisers, French breads, Italian-style bread and generates a typical French flavour profile.

Sapore Tosca

Sourdough

Sapore Tosca is a durum based sourdough, originated from the Puglia region in Italy. This sourdough gives you a mild roasted aroma with rosted, nutty, and slightly creamy taste.

Easy Royal Sweet Potato

Bakery mixes, Sourdough

An inspired Japanese's traditional recipe made with purple sweet potato powder with natural fermented sourdough to enhanceits elegant taste profile.

Sapore Medea

Sourdough

It is a white bread characterized by a pronounced sourness so much so that the dominant strain of lactobacillus in sourdough started was named Lactobacillus Sanfranciscensis

Center For Bread Flavour

Located in St. Vith, Belgium, the Center For Bread Flavour gives customers, scientists and Puratos employees the chance to share their passion for bread and best practice in achieving perfect flavours. It is also home to our famous Sourdough Library.

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Sourdough Library

Located in our Center for Bread Flavour in Sankt-Vith, Belgium, the Sourdough Library gathers a unique collection of sourdoughs from all over the world, each with its own distinct charecteristics.

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