The greatest thing since sliced bread! Here’s a few sourdough secrets to celebrate #SourdoughSeptember…
Believed to originate from Ancient Egypt, the traditional sourdough bread is ‘au naturale’, containing just flour, water and salt, and free from any artificial sweeteners and preservatives! The combination of ingredients creates wild yeast and lactic acid bacteria, giving the bread its unique and delicate sour taste while also enhancing its nutritional value.
Sourdough bread has numerous health benefits! The lactic acid in sourdough bread decreases both the bread’s pH and in turn reduces phytate levels, therefore aiding mineral absorption in comparison to other types of bread. Sourdough bread is easier to digest than regular bread as it is low in gluten, whilst it also contains prebiotic and probiotic properties. Its low glycaemic index helps maintain glucose levels and regulate blood sugar levels.
To sum up, sourdough is a delicious yet healthy alternative to regular bread. You can enjoy our Breakfast Egg options and All-Day Savoury Snacks served on fresh sourdough bread all day at the Squirrel Treehouse!