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San Francisco Sourdough Starter

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Cultures for Health San Francisco Sourdough Starter

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Free Guide: Getting Started With Fermented Foods

If you crave sourdough bread from San Francisco, our San Francisco Sourdough Starter Culture is the perfect sourdough starter for you!

  • Each box contains 1 packet of dehydrated San Francisco Sourdough Starter Culture.
  • Store in cool, dry place until ready to activate.
  • Activate using white flour and unchlorinated, unfluoridated water (bottled spring water).
  • Cultures at room temperature, 70º-85ºF.
  • Once activated, feed your starter using 1 part starter, 1 part water, and 2 parts flour daily for frequent use or weekly, if baking infrequently.
  • Instructions for using this sourdough starter are included and can be found here.

Our San Francisco Sourdough Starter Culture contains Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis bacteria and wild yeast Candida humilis, giving this sourdough starter that famous San Francisco taste. Use it to make sourdough bread, chocolate chip sourdough cookies, and a wide variety of other sourdough baked goods.

San Francisco Sourdough Starter Info

  • Dried sourdough starter cultures can be ready to create baked goods within 3-5 days.
  • Sourdough starters culture at room temperature, 70-85ºF. 

San Francisco Sourdough Starter Ingredients

  • Organic white wheat flour, live active cultures
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

San Francisco Sourdough Starter Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing gluten.
  • Non-GMO

San Francisco Sourdough Starter Shipping Information and Shelf Life

Our San Francisco Sourdough Starter Culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a dehydrated culture. The San Francisco Sourdough starter is best if stored:

  • At room temperature (68° to 78°F): 12 months
  • In the refrigerator (40° to 45°F): 12+ months
  • In the freezer (0° to 25°F): 12+ months

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San Francisco Sourdough Starter Ingredients:
Organic white wheat flour, live active cultures

boxes-cr.jpg Shipped to you by ground, anywhere in the continental US. For other locations, please contact us.

Starter Culture FAQ

Question

I WANT TO MAKE SOME CULTURED FOODS, BUT DON’T KNOW HOW. CAN YOU HELP?

We believe the best place to start is with the correct starter. We offer starters specific to the type of foods you want to culture or ferment.

Each box of starter culture includes easy to follow directions. We also have some instructional videos on the product pages. Just scroll down on the Product Description until you see the video, or past the reviews section to the Product Videos link.

Question

DO YOU HAVE ANY STARTERS THAT ARE DAIRY FREE?

Yes! Caldwell’s starter to ferment vegetables doesn’t contain any dairy. Other dairy free starters are the sourdough breads, water kefir grains, and the kombucha scoby. Please note that these starters may have been produced in a facility that also makes dairy starters.

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SOME STARTERS USE THE TERM LACTO-FERMENT. ARE YOU SURE THERE ISN’T ANY DAIRY IN THE STARTER?

The word lacto comes from the name lactobacilli, which biologists have given to a broad family of friendly bacteria. Some of these bacteria are specific to milk, such as in yogurt and cheeses; others are specific to vegetables, and these do not contain dairy. They have one characteristic in common: they transform sugars into a beneficial form of lactic acid. During the fermentation process the friendly lactobacilli bacteria break down the sugars to produce a special form of lactic acid that acts as a natural preservative.

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OTHER THAN A PLEASANT SOUR OR TART TASTE, WHY MAKE AND EAT FERMENTED FOODS?

It has been said that up to 85% of the body’s immune system is located in the gut. The entire surface of our digestive system is covered with bacteria. These microbes can be divided into 3 groups: beneficial, transitional and opportunistic flora. Maintaining a healthy colony of beneficial probiotic flora is absolutely essential to good health. Fermented foods help to provide this balance.

Making your own fermented foods is a fun and satisfying way to take charge of your health. You choose the ingredients; veggies from your yard or the farmer’s market, organic flour to make sourdough bread, pastured organic milk and cream for yogurt and milk kefir. Homemade fermented foods are not only good for health; they taste good too.

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I’VE HAD MY STARTER IN A CUPBOARD FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. IS IT STILL GOOD?

Most likely it will be fine to use. Below is a general guide on how to store starters.

Kefir grains are dehydrated and can be kept in this state:

  • At room temperature: 12 to 18 months
  • In the refrigerator: 18+ months
  • In the freezer: not recommended

Yogurt starters

  • At room temperature: 3 to 4 months
  • In the refrigerator: 6 to 9 months unopened
  • In the freezer: 12 months unopened

Sourdough starters

  • At room temperature: 12 months
  • In the refrigerator: 12+ months
  • In the freezer: 12+ months

Vegetable starter

  • At room temperature: not recommended
  • In the refrigerator: 6 months
  • In the freezer: 12 months

Information provided in this communication is not designed to and does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual. This is general information for educational purposes only. The information provided is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare provider. Wise Choice Marketing Inc is not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through Wise Choice Marketing Inc

Other Details

Storage:
Store in cool dry place or refrigerate.
Note:
Manufactured in a facility that produces products made with wheat, soy, eggs, nuts and fish (including shrimp).

Product Videos

How to Make Sourdough Bread 19:26

Learn to make delicious sourdough bread using a traditional sourdough starter. Step-by-step instructions including the three critical steps for light and fluffy sourdough bread your family will love. Also includes information on making sourdough bread that isn't sour if that is desired.

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