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.

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Products

Softgrain Rye

Fermented sprouted rye kernels infused with liquid rye sourdough. Contains whole rye kernels.

Softgrain Amber

Pre-soaked grains and seeds infused with liquid sourdough and sweet touch. Contains oat grains, sunflower seeds and flax seeds,

Softgrain 5 Grain Rye

Pre-soaked grains and seeds infused with liquid sourdough. Contains rye grains, wheat grains, spelt grains and sunflower seeds, brown linseeds, yellow linseeds.

Sapore Traviata

Rye powder sourdough for French and Italian white breads

Sapore Salome

Liquid rye sourdough for rye and wholemeal breads

Sapore Rigaletto

Wheat sourdough for wheat and rye breads

Sapore Panarome

Liquid concentrated sponge extract for Wheat breads and pizza

Sapore Oracolo

Liquid active rye sourdough for wheat & rye breads and pizzas.

Sapore Molderator

Wheat sourdough for shelf life enhancement

Sapore Medea

Wheat sourdough in powder for for French, Italian and San Francisco sourdough breads

Sapore Fidelio

Liquid wheat San Francisco sourdough

Sapore Carmen

liquid wheat sourdough for sweet goods

Sapore Aroldo

Liquid rye sourdough for rye and wholemeal breads

Sapore Alcina

Active liquid wheat sourdough for french breads

Crearte RTU Sponge

Liquid sponge replacer

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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