Identifiable by its flavorful tang, crisp, crackling crust, and soft, creamy crumb, sourdough bread is considered one of the healthiest varieties of bread you can eat. The commercially packaged loaves that line store shelves can’t compare with sourdough’s artisanal, handcrafted flair.
Composed of three simple ingredients (flour, water, and salt) sourdough is often associated with San Francisco, a nod to the Bay Area’s salty air. The city on the bay has long provided a prime environment for sourdough to thrive in. While sourdough may have exploded in popularity in the last ten to fifteen years (we’re tipping our hats to you, Tartine), it’s actually one of the oldest forms of leavened bread.
Following are the top benefits of sourdough bread, an utterly delicious carb that has seen such an exciting comeback.