Sourdough Bread is a Healthy Alternative – Your Gut Says Thanks
Sourdough is a good source of most B vitamins especially folate, and also iron, both of which are important in the production of healthy red blood cells. Sourdough also has a good mineral content including zinc and selenium which are important nutrients to support the function of the immune system and wound healing. In fact, some research suggests that the fermentation process improves the bioavailability of fibre and minerals naturally found in sourdough compared to other breads. This fermentation process and higher fibre content also make it a good carbohydrate option for those with type 2 diabetes, by naturally decreasing the glycaemic responseas a result of the increased fibre.