Sourdough is the original and oldest way of making bread and it is what we call real bread. It is far superior, in both taste and nutritional quality, to any kind of industrial bread.
In the early 20th century, technological advances allowed bread to be mass produced in factories. This industrialisation has resulted in ‘modern’ bread making, which includes the use of chemicals and additives to make production cheaper and give the bread a longer shelf life. These mass produced products have given bread a bad name and have caused many people to drop bread from their diet as they are associated with unpleasant symptoms, including bloating and constipation. The NHS even calls sourdough “Tummy friendly bread”.