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Is закваска vegan?

Закваска is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is закваска?

Закваска, also known as sourdough starter, is a fermented mixture of flour and water that is used to make bread and other baked goods. This ancient technique involves capturing wild yeasts and bacteria to create a complex and flavorful dough. Unlike commercial yeast, which is a single strain of yeast that ferments quickly, sourdough starter is a living culture that needs to be fed regularly to maintain its vitality. It can take days or even weeks to create a healthy and active starter, but the results are worth the effort. Sourdough bread is known for its tangy flavor, chewy texture, and long shelf life.

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