AND WHY YOU SHOULD BE TOO.
THERE'S A REASON WHY WE DECIDED TO MAKE SOURDOUGH PIZZAS. BESIDES THE FACT THAT IT'S INSANELY DELICIOUS, THERE ARE ALSO MANY BENEFITS OF SOURDOUGH. SO WHY NOT TURN YOUR FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD INTO SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOU? BUCKLE UP, IT'S ABOUT TO GET SCIENTIFIC.
Sourdough is a fermented dough that rises naturally from carbon dioxide bubbles that form when the natural yeasts from the starter feed on the bread flour. The bubbles get trapped in the dough's stretchy gluten bands, forcing it to rise. So there is no need to use isolated Baker's Yeast.
The fermentation process used to make Sourdough breaks down the Gluten in the bread flour, making it less work for your digestive system!
This is not a substitution for Gluten-Free bread (if you are severely allergic). BUT, if you find yourself not feeling good after eating conventional White Bread, you may want to try eating Sourdough instead.
This goes the same for all our Sourdough products whether it be Pizza or Bread.
Natural yeasts strains in the Sourdough Starter feed on the sugars in the bread flour, making its content lower (lowering blood sugar spikes). But when you use Instant Baker's Yeast, you must feed it with sugar to speed up the rising process. Since the yeast is happily feeding on the added sugar, it barely gets to the natural sugar supply in the bread flour, making the sugar content higher (hello blood sugar spikes).
So: Sourdough has no added sugar AND reduced natural sugar content from fermentation while anything made with Instant Baker's Yeast (including traditional pizza dough) DOES have added sugars and a higher natural sugar content. PHEW!
Sourdough fermentation creates such an acidic environment within the dough that it inhibits the growth of pathogenic microbes and mold species the cause the bread or dough to go bad. Because of this acidic environment, sourdough has the ability to naturally preserve itself without the use of added chemical preservatives.
Did you know that Sourdough is thought to be the oldest form of leavening bread, dating back to the times of Ancient Egypt, THOUSANDS of years ago!
This was the main form of bread making throughout ALL of human civilization up until about 150 years ago when instant baker's yeast became popular because of how fast it makes bread rise.
So... The bread that you have most likely grown up eating is NOT the way bread was originally created. It is a culmination of instant ingredients, sugars and preservatives that were never intended to be there, but were added due to increased production, having longer shelf life and achieving a very soft and spongy texture.
Our Sourdough Pizza Crust is something that you can feel at ease feeding your family. It's the simplest form of bread. It's The Way Bread Should Be! ®
Real Sourdough only needs 3 ingredients : Flour, Water & Salt. If you find Sourdough at the grocery store with other ingredients such as sugar, milk, eggs, yeast, vinegar or preservatives, you are certainly buying "Sour-faux."
Other commercial breads (and pizza crust, depending on where you go) contain many ingredients that leave you questioning if it's safe to eat, let alone if it's healthy. Our Sourdough Bread and Pizzas are a very health-conscious choice because of the simplicity of our ingredients.