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Part 1: The words (pictures in the next post) Following Wendy’s request I will try and elucidate some of the mysteries of proofing. Bread dough is a complex, and not entirely understood system.
Contents: What you will need Background Recipe Troubleshooting Looking after your starter Glossary References What you will need:
In my post, Phytic Acid in Grains and Legumes , I shared some of my research which led me to conclude that phytic acid does indeed bind with minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. If you depend on grains and legumes for a high portion of your diet, then those phytates (phytic acid) could lead to mineral deficiences. This may be one of the biggest reasons that traditional societies fermented their grains. Now the question is, how do we effectively reduce phytic acid? But remember, I am sharing nitty-gritty details.