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Top 9 Things You Never Knew About Bread

#5. Never eat commercial bread

Never eat commercial bread


Up until the 1950s, bread had been made using sourdough leavening as the main technique, which would take up to a day to produce. This amount of time was necessary for the proper conditioning of the dough. With the advent of bakery manufacturing facilities and mass-production of square (condensed) loaves of bread, the production time for it had to be accelerated. It was discovered that the addition of certain chemicals and enzymes to the bread could shorten the process to two hours instead of the usual 12 to 24 hours.

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