Many of today’s consumers look for traditional products made out of natural, clean-label ingredients. When it comes to baked goods in particular, quality, taste and freshness are key factors when making their purchasing decisions.

Puratos’ Sourdoughs allow you to create fresh, tasty and high-quality baked goods 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 made of two simple ingredients - flour and water. Also referred to as a 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.

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.



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Sapore Rigoletto


Sapore Rigoletto is a combination of toasted, creamy, malted notes originating from English sponge in powder form – delivering that ultimate fresh bread experience.

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O-tentic Durum


O-tentic Durum is based on the famous Altamura bread, well known for its durum wheat sourdough; we've recreated its creamy, nutty Mediterranean-flavour profile. O-tentic - at the start of all your breads.

Sapore Tosca


Sapore Tosca is a durum based sourdough, originated from the Puglia region in Italy. This sourdough gives you a mild roasted aroma with rosted, nutty, and slightly creamy taste. Powder format.

Apricot Figs Bread

Softgrain Sweet 5 Grain

Grains & Seeds, Sourdough

Softgrain Sweet 5 Grain - a tasty blend of 5 grains and seeds - oats, sunflower seed, flax seed, millet and cracked wheat - which has been perfectly pre-soaked in a sweet fermentation flavour giving your breads, cakes and cookies a touch of sweetness and loads of whole grain goodness.

Sapore Medea


A toasted dried wheat sourdough with a strong wheat taste. It is ideal to obtain the typical San Francisco bread flavour.

Sapore Leo Organic


With its’ balanced sour, fruity and malted notes, Sapore Leo works well with a wide range of baked goods, to elevate taste, texture and aroma.

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Softgrain Multigrain

Grains & Seeds, Sourdough

Softgrain Multigrain is a delicious blend of 6 grains and seeds - wheat, rye, oats, flax seeds, millet and teff - pre-soaked in a mild sourdough, providing an enhanced flavour and texture. Also available in Clean(er) label.

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Sapore Traviata


A typical French sourdough with a subtle nose of rye, nuts and raisins that contribute to the milky and fine acidic flavour. Powder format.

Sapore Daphne Tempo Bio


A wheat-based liquid sourdough inspired by the iconic sourdoughs of San Francisco. With a balanced acidity and slightly floral notes. Use at higher levels for more pronounced acidity.

Tabatiere bread

O-tentic Origin


O-tentic Origin is based on sourdough from the sun-drenched Provencal region of Southern France. It features a complex flavour with a nice, mild acidity and fruity notes. O-tentic - at the start of all your breads.

Sour Bread

Classic Sour


A flavour in powder form for the production of sourdough breads and buns.

Sapore Fidelio


Sapore constitutes a range of sourdough and other solutions based on fermentation that offer a natural, traditional and differentiating taste and structure to finished baked products.

Supermarket customer

Molderator 2.0


Molderator is a dehydrated wheat sourdough and natural mold inhibitor. This is a clean label solution for mold inhibition.

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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