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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 173.3
  • Total Fat: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

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Sourdough Starter *See Description first

Submitted by: MILLCITY2

Introduction

The problem with using sourdough starter as an ingredient in baking recipes is that you can't really find a starter with nutritional facts. I have included two items here to approximate real sourdough nutrients. *The probiotics and nutritional yeast. But sourdough starter is actually a symbiotic culture of yeast and lactic acid bacteria similar to those in probiotics. The only food items that are used to make a sourdough starter are flour (which includes the wild yeasts and bacteria present) and water bottled or tap, and time to grow the culture. The reason this is listed under Vegetarian is that there is not a category for bread - at least not yet.

If you want to know more about sourdough baking I recommend the following sites:

The Sourdough Companion - includes a starter blog and lots of how to - site is in Australia - members are Worldwide:
http://sourdough.com/
>The Fresh Loaf - both sourdough and other baking - great site! The following articles are very technical but also help to understand the mechanics and chemistry of sourdough, and a special way to supercharge creating your own starter:

The Pinapple solution part I -
http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/10856
/
Also part II -
http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/1090
1/pineapple-juice-solution-part-2
The problem with using sourdough starter as an ingredient in baking recipes is that you can't really find a starter with nutritional facts. I have included two items here to approximate real sourdough nutrients. *The probiotics and nutritional yeast. But sourdough starter is actually a symbiotic culture of yeast and lactic acid bacteria similar to those in probiotics. The only food items that are used to make a sourdough starter are flour (which includes the wild yeasts and bacteria present) and water bottled or tap, and time to grow the culture. The reason this is listed under Vegetarian is that there is not a category for bread - at least not yet.

If you want to know more about sourdough baking I recommend the following sites:

The Sourdough Companion - includes a starter blog and lots of how to - site is in Australia - members are Worldwide:
http://sourdough.com/
>The Fresh Loaf - both sourdough and other baking - great site! The following articles are very technical but also help to understand the mechanics and chemistry of sourdough, and a special way to supercharge creating your own starter:

The Pinapple solution part I -
http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/10856
/
Also part II -
http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/1090
1/pineapple-juice-solution-part-2

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    Organic Unbleached Flour
    Organic Dark Rye Flour
    Water
    Natural occuring wild yeast
    Lactic Acid (probiotic) bacteria
    Time

Directions

1 cup or approximately 238g






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  • You can revive a starter from as little as a tablespoon. Just add equal parts by weight of starter, flour and water. - 2/24/12

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  • Looks like what I use. Thanks for putting it in so we have some idea as to nutritional value. - 1/3/12

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  • I've done this a few times...it really does work and makes a great sourdough. You just have to NOT use the whole thing or more than half when making your bread or you have to start all over again. - 9/16/11

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  • thanks for posting this...I totally agree, but it's nice to have a number to use for recipes. ;) - 8/10/11

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