FAQ About Our Artisan and Sourdough Bakery Products

Artisan Sourdough Bread Information

Wondering if sourdough is gluten free? Finding sourdough bread that is gluten free can be challenging. People with celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders do need to avoid it.

However, the sourdough bread benefits are perfect for those who prefer a gluten free diet but aren’t suffering from celiac disease. One of the biggest issues with regular bread is bakers yeast. It causes adverse reactions such as bloating and abdominal pain in those sensitive to gluten. Gluten levels are greatly reduced in sourdough, but more importantly, the yeast is completely different from baker’s yeast and so often people with gluten or yeast sensitivities can easily tolerate sourdough. Remember though, it isn’t gluten-free and it not advisable for those with celiac disease.

Are Your Products Certified Organic in Australia?

Yes, we are accredited through ACO Australian Certified Organic.

Is Sourdough Bread Vegan?

Walter’s Artisan Sourdough Bread range is perfect for vegans as it has no eggs or dairy.

Benefits of Sourdough Bread for Diabetics

Sourdough bread is one of the healthiest bread choices. Due to the low sourdough bread glycemic index, it is one of the best breads for diabetics in Australia. Yes, it’s the best bread for diabetics to eat as the low glycemic index reduces blood sugar spikes and can help keep your insulin levels lower. Here’s some information from Diabetes Australia about sourdough bread:

Sourdough bread rises for up to 18 hours, giving it more flavour but it is also low GI due to the acid produced by a sourdough starter. Like all breads, vitamins, minerals and fibre levels vary depending on the flour used – but if you can find it, wholegrain sourdough is one of your best bread options.” – Source: Diabetes Australia (QLD)

Benefits of Sourdough Bread for IBS and Why It Could be The Best Bread for IBS Sufferers

If you have irritable bowel syndrome or a sensitive tummy, chances are you are on a low fodmap diet. Sufferers generally avoid wheat, barley and rye-based bread. Sometimes though, the issue can be with the yeast in bread or the standard baking process of most other types of bread.

Traditionally made sourdough breads can often be tolerated. This is because sourdough doesn’t use bakers yeast to ferment the bread. Baker’s yeast causes fast fermentation which can have a bloating effect, not so much fun when you have IBS. Instead, sourdough is made from a starter and allowed to sit and rest for days before baking. This means there’s a change to the microbes compared to regular bread and that means much lower levels of FODMAPs.

Sourdough Bread Calories

What are the sourdough bread calories? Not only is our whole grain sourdough bread much healthier for you than commercial breads, but a slice of Walter’s sourdough has only 423kj or 100 calories per slice. With 3.2gm protein and only 0.3gm fat per slice, the answer to the question below is a resounding yes!

Is Sourdough Bread Good for Weight Loss?

Are you wondering is sourdough bread fattening? Both the regular and whole grain sourdough will help you stay fuller for longer without the bloating that comes with most other types of bread. And because sourdough helps you feel full and satisfied, having a slice with your poached eggs or as avocado toast in the morning is the perfect way to start the day and keep you going throughout the morning. Plus, there is no added sugar in our sourdough, which means no unnecessary calories.

What Makes Sourdough Bread Unique?

Sourdough has a unquiely ‘sour’ flavour that’s quite different to sugar-laden commercial and white bread. Wheat is fermented with wild yeast and lactic acid bacterias, similar to the probiotics you may be familiar with. It has a much lower sugar content than most breads. In fact, Walter’s Artisan Sourdough Bread has no sugar, only flour, water, salt and barley. Simple ingredients that equal delicious, healthy bread.

Where to buy Whole Grain Sourdough Bread?

A lot of people ask is store bought sourdough bread healthy? Many people buy their sourdough bread from Woolworths or Coles because they don’t have a high quality bakery close by. At Walter’s, we use only certified organic and Australian ingredients. It could well be the healthiest bread in Australia.

And, if you’re after whole grain sourdough bread, otherwise known as ancient grains bread, you’ll love Walter’s Ancient Grains Sourdough. It’s made with 7 types of grain and long fermented just like our whole sourdough range.

But what if I’m not on the Sunshine Coast or in Brisbane?

Good news! We’re about to launch Australia-wide delivery of our breads. You’ll be able to conveniently order though our online store and have your favourite loaf of sourdough delivered to your door. Plus, you can also order any of our other types of breads like turkish bread, panini, fruit loaf and even our granola muesli.

So, if you’ve ever wondered how to make sourdough bread, leave it to the experts and let us deliver your bread to your door. No need for a sourdough bread recipe and days spent in the kitchen.