The application of sourdough is considered to be a key tool for the production of high-quality bread. Several advantages have been presented through the application of sourdough in bread making, such as increased shelf life, improved aromatic profiles and sensory characteristics, increased nutritional value, and health benefits. Technological benefits have also been recorded, such as the successful application of sourdough in gluten-free breads. Likewise, an upsurge of interest in sourdough applications in bread making as well as in other foodstuffs (pasta) has been witnessed in recent years. Many factors are considered important for sourdough preparations; however, the proper selection of the starter cultures is considered the most central. This Special Issue of Fermentation
aims to disseminate recent innovative research regarding sourdough bread making, as well as authoritative reviews that compile information from previously published material.
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