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What is Sourdough?

What is Sourdough?

It’s a good question that we love answering. 

Sourdough is a bread made with wild natural yeast fermented over a long period of time. Unlike a yeasted loaf (commercially cultivated for rapid rising) wild fermentation is complex and literally alive. 

Wild yeast (present in the air everywhere on earth) loves to settle and grow on wet grain. The wild yeast will feed on the sugars present in the grain and expel carbon dioxide into the mixture. The CO2 gets trapped in the dough, causing bubbles and creating that light airy texture. Another byproduct of this process is acid, hence the gorgeous sour flavor of a good sourdough.

The wonderful thing about making bread like this is that the long fermentation process (24 hours or more) breaks down the grain, making it easier to digest and making the nutrients in the grain more bioavailable, easier for your body to absorb. 

Our sourdough is made with Millet & Psyllium Husk ~ both are ancient super grains packed with protein, antioxidants, and nutrients that help lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels while promoting the body's overall health and well-being. Psyllium husk is also a prebiotic that supports healthy gut bateria improving the body's overall digestive health. Absorbing all of this nutrient packed goodness is made possible because of the wild yeast! 

Toast a piece of sourdough bread and add some fig jam to it!

Sourdough Playlist

We hope you enjoy the bread and a little mood with your toast - a playlist curated by Hae (our operations ace/human music archive). 

"The Sourdough playlist, much like the bread, is a gracious host. She helps melt away formality by offering a dish that is familiar and shared by people from all walks of life, young and old, local and foreigner. She’s a vehicle for easy conversation. Above all, she’s classy but still lets you know that she can be versatile and wild if the mood fits. 

I like to think of our sourdough as the “red carpet” to all that Super Bloom has to offer…it signifies to all passersby that a ceremony and something memorable is about to unfold." - Hae 🌺