Journal of Applied and Natural Science 6 (2): 426-429 (2014)
Sourdough bread preparation using selected lactic acid bacterial starter
Nandini Math, K. S. Jagadeesh*, Shakuntala Masur1 and Pushpa Bharati1
Department of Agricultural Microbiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 580 005, INDIA
1Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 580 005, INDIA
*Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract : The lactic fermentation of cereals is known to improve the food quality through the development of
flavor, enhancement of the nutritional value and shelf life, and by removing toxic or antinutritional factors of food
products. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains are able to improve the shelf life of several food products. The
efficiency of the LAB cultures determined in vitro assays was confirmed in bread manufacture. The sourbread
prepared using 50 per cent yeast and 50 per cent LAB starter (based on cell density) was found to be superior to the
conventional bread in textural characteristics, flavor, appearance and even taste. It contained enough protein
(10.15%) and the least fat value (7.68%). It scored the highest acceptability index of 81.70. These results point out
the advantages of using selected LAB strains as starter cultures for sourdough fermentation.
Keywords : Bread, Lactic acid bacteria, Nutritional profile, Sensory characters, Sourdough, Starter culture.