Puratos’ leading Sourdoughs allow you to produce fresh, tasty and high-quality bread products easily and quickly. Increasing productivity, enhancing aromas and expanding product possibilities, our sourdough range provides satisfaction and convenience for consumers, bakers and industrials alike.   

What is sourdough and how is it used in bread?

Sourdough is a natural leavening ingredient consisting of flour and water. Also known as bread starter, levain, masa madre, lievito naturale or Sauerteig, sourdough gives baked products their structure and taste. Micro-organisms within the sourdough use the starch and minerals found in flour to ferment and increase the volume of bread, while organic molecules create the flavours.

Originating in ancient Egypt, sourdough methods and recipes were passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. It remained the principal form of leavening until the Middle Ages, and is still a popular bread option today.

freshly baked artisan bread on wooden kitchen table

What are the advantages of using sourdough?

Sourdough offers a natural form of leavening that enhances the taste and nutritional value of baked bread products. In this way, it satisfies the demands of customers looking for tasty, healthy breads made from natural ingredients. Sourdough also enables bakers to vary their breads, as different types of sourdough bring out different product qualities.

At Puratos, we believe that the future of bread lies in its past. Over the years we’ve developed expertise in natural fermentation and knowledge of baking cultures from all over the world. Drawing on this knowledge, we’ve created Sapore – a range of natural bakery sourdoughs that provide consistent quality, convenience and exceptional diverse flavours.



O-tentic Tutto Pugliese

Bakery, Sourdough

A complete mix for easyt preparation of Italian sourdough bread.

Sapore Rigoletto


A powder sponge improver which enhances flavor and taste of bakery products like wheat and rye breads giving it a roasted flavor profile

Sapore Medea


A toasted dried wheat sourdough with a strong taste which is ideal to obtain the typical San Francisco bread flavor

Sapore Travitta


A mild rye sourdough in powder form designed for rolls, kaisers, french bread. Italian style bread which generate a french bread flavor profile.

Softgrain Golden 6 CL

Bakery mixes, Sourdough

Softgrain Golden 6 CL is wholegrains and seeds soaked in sourdough. It adds taste and freshness to a wide range of applications.

S500 Clean Label


A high-quality clean(er) label multi-purpose improver that guarantees great volume, dough tolerance and freshness, even under very challenging conditions. S500 is highly versatile; you only need one improver for all types of yeast-raised baked goods applications.

Intens Soft and Fine


A modular bread improver that gives initial softness & fineness of the crumb in bakery applications. It’s a clean label cost efficient alternative to other solutions on the market like monoglycerides, other lipases and full fat soy flour.

Center For Bread Flavour

Located in St. Vith, Belgium, the Center For Bread Flavour gives customers, scientists and Puratos employees the chance to share their passion for bread and best practice in achieving perfect flavours. It is also home to our famous Sourdough Library.


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