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Science and sourdough

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JeremyCherfas's picture
JeremyCherfas

Science and sourdough

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nicodvb

according to wikipedia dextrans may cause rare but very serious health concerns. Is it true?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dextran

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JeremyCherfas

But they are already in lots of different foods, so clearly some people are not worried about it.


Jeremy

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plevee

Wikipedia is listing  reactions to intravenously administered dextrans.


None of these happen with oral intake.


Patsy

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Niashi

I'm still new to the sourdough arena, but doesn't the acid portion of the sourdough starter produce the sour?

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Mini Oven

Why can't they just use natural bacteria?  ...so someone can patent it and make money off of it...  instead of using a bacteria we've been using for thousands of years! 

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JeremyCherfas

... it is the nonsense about how there's no time in this modern age to wait for those slow-poke bacteria and yeasts.


Jeremy