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"Tastes great!"

It does require more feeding than traditional starter, but I love sourdough pancakes, so it's no big deal to me! Very tasty for being gluten-free, and I've been able to make decent bread with it as well. Due to food allergies, I have to avoid dairy, gluten, egg, soy, and other ingredients, so this...

- Devon

Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

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Gluten-free sourdough bread and other wonderful baked goods are within reach! Use our Gluten-free Sourdough Starter today and enjoy gluten-free bread, rolls, muffins, and more!

  • Each box contains 1 packet of dehydrated Sourdough Starter Culture made from brown rice.
  • Store in a cool, dry place until ready to activate.
  • Activate using brown rice flour and unchlorinated, unfluoridated water (bottled spring water).
  • Sourdough starters culture at room temperature, 70º-85ºF. 
  • Once activated, feed your starter using 1 part starter, 1 part water, and 1 part flour daily for frequent use or weekly, if baking infrequently.
  • Instructions for using this starter are included and can be found here.
  • Having trouble activating your gluten-free sourdough starter? Browse our Sourdough Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.

 

Gluten-free Sourdough Starter Culture Instructions and Troubleshooting

 

Recipes for Gluten-free Sourdough Bread and more!

 

Gluten-free Sourdough Starter Culture Ingredients

  • Organic brown rice flour, live active cultures.
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Gluten-free Sourdough Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing soy and dairy.
  • Gluten-free: Our Gluten-free Sourdough Starter is a gluten-free product (<5 ppm).
  • Non-GMO

 

Gluten-free Sourdough Starter Culture Shipping Information and Shelf Life

  • Our Gluten-free Sourdough Starter Culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a dehydrated culture.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Use by date on box.

 

 

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Reviews

19 Reviews For "Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter"

  1. Very good

    by Sue on 12 Tue,2013

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    I do not know much about sourdough starters, I tried to make my own but it didn't work, this did. I have had it going for a few weeks now. We have made pancakes, waffles, crepes with the extra sourdough and 2 batches of bread with the starter. The bread was pretty flat because it was gluten free, it tasted good though. I used superfine brown rice flour to feed it, then ran out and have used other flours, it is still doing well.

  2. very pleased with results

    by mg on 02 Fri,2014

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    Very pleased with results. Would order this again and will recommend it to others.

  3. Great product

    by nana on 02 Sun,2014

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    My brown rice culture for sour dough is working very well. I am pleased with the taste, as well as how quickly the culture was ready to use.

  4. Tastes great!

    by Devon on 05 Wed,2014

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    It does require more feeding than traditional starter, but I love sourdough pancakes, so it's no big deal to me! Very tasty for being gluten-free, and I've been able to make decent bread with it as well. Due to food allergies, I have to avoid dairy, gluten, egg, soy, and other ingredients, so this brown rice starter has been a godsend for being able to enjoy gluten-free goodies.

  5. Wonderful!

    by ConnieM on 08 Sat,2014

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    Gluten free sourdough! Great starter,have used it to make crackers and pretzel balls. Very tasty!

  6. Wonderful starter!

    by rhodesaz on 10 Thu,2014

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    I've had to go gluten-free, so ordered this starter to try. It activated wonderfully! I'm very happy.
    Now I'm having to learn about adjustments for high altitude, but it's all part of the learning process. :)

  7. Love Customer support!

    by Cindy on 11 Tue,2014

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    I was frantic until I called customer support, and have had 2 apple cake - so far made from the discards! I added chopped apples, coconut oil and organic pastry flour and some other ingredients to make it like a pancake without having to cook them one by one. That moment you see bubbling? Priceless. I made treats for the dogs from the discards, too.

  8. Excellent, healthful product

    by Beth on 11 Sat,2014

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    I bought the brown rice sourdough starter and have been having great success with it. I followed the directions that come with it to get the sourdough fermenting, and then I followed the directions found in a gluten-free cooking magazine to make the bread. The sourdough ferments very well, and makes a wonderful, healthy loaf of bread. You save the some of the starter to make bread over and over from your original purchase. I recently substituted quinoa flour for brown rice and I like the taste of it even better.

  9. Love it!

    by Nancy on 10 Sun,2015

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    I'm still amazed that you can make sourdough with rice flour! It activated beautifully especially when I started weighing the ingredients instead of measuring. I have made the "GF Sourdough Naan" and the "Everyday Sandwich Bread" recipes on this website. They both turned out great!

  10. Great product

    by MamaGray on 12 Wed,2015

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    I have not worked with sourdough starters before. I needed a gluten-free version, and this one has worked well for me. I use it to make mini-loaves of gluten-free sourdough bread and sourdough pancakes. The instructions, hints and helps on the website are very informative and helpful, too. Well worth the purchase!

  11. Fun and easy

    by Shawna on 03 Sat,2015

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    I love this culture! My starter is pretty robust, just feeding once a week and leave in the fridge. The "waste" amount at feeding I activate and make pancakes, waffles, bread, cakes, etc.

    It is delicious and very versatile.

  12. Great taste and texture

    by Elsan on 04 Wed,2016

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    I've been making coconut and water kefir for a couple of years. With good success.
    The gluten-free sourdough starter and recipes are wonderful. I've been making gluten-free foods for over 15 yrs, well before it was popular and before the diversity of products available today. It's been a challenge. and often frustrating. Have had many disappointments and sadly, things I've had to discard. I've developed many of my own recipes by trial and error and I'm skeptical of new recipes and products promising great results and scrumptious foods. So it took me a while to go ahead and order the sourdough starter. I loved sourdough bread and missed it when gluten-free. The starter was time-consuming to finally reach the ready-to-use phase ~ yet, well worth the wait. I tried gluten-free naan and was greatly surprised by the result. Then I went on to boule and I'm amazed at the texture and taste. I'm sold! So many GF breads are dry and crumbly. I'm now looking forward to trying some more of your recipes. The only thing I'd like changed is using brown rice flour. Would like to have more recipes that work with different flours. I try not to eat a lot of products with rice of any kind due to arsenic levels. Thanks for a great product.

  13. Great product

    by gomiche on 04 Sun,2014

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    I live at 9000 ft in cold and started my sourdough culture from the packet, had my first loaf of bread in 7 days. I did have to work with gluten free recipes a few times, but finally got one that worked. Easy to use and maintain, makes great bread. I would recommend.

  14. Good quality product, but not for an unprepared beginner!

    by Melissa on 01 Sat,2015

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    I was really excited to try this starter and had dreams of making some lovely gluten free breads, etc... Unfortunately, I was never successful in making the starter happy. Even though I got excellent online support from Morgan at Cultures for Health, the interventions he suggested which amounted to feeding it very 4 hours and keeping it warm consistently, were impossible for me to accomplish. No matter how diligently I fed my starter, it was always "hungry", with a thin, sometimes dark, liquid gathering on top. I think it really came down to it always being too cold. I just couldn't regulate the temperature anywhere in my freezing little home. I think if I try it again in the future, I'll prepare better by building an incubator or investing in a commercial proofer. This is a nice product but not for the unprepared beginner!

  15. Great bread, but too time consuming.

    by Erica on 03 Fri,2014

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    Lovely product...If you want another pet! I had to feed the starter every 4 hours for 3 days. Then have the combined flours/ingredients rise for 4 hours. That is a lot of time. Plus, when it is stored in the fridge before using it again, it has to be "awakened" which also takes several feedings of flour, over a couple days.

    The resulting bread was pretty good, but I used up the starter and decided to call it a "fun experiment".

    The nice thing about any products you get here at Cultures For Health is the awesome customer service! The live chat feature is SO appreciated!

  16. brown rice sourdough starter

    by cary on 06 Sat,2014

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    delivered promptly and they answered my questions forthwith. happy with sourdough culturing and bread is delicious. i will continue to make sourdough bread with this original culture from Cultures for Health.

  17. A lot of work to keep alive

    by Heidi on 02 Sat,2014

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    I was really excited to get going with sourdough gluten free bread, but did not realize that with gluten free starter it needs to be fed every 4-8 hours, and even in the refridgerator it needs to be fed every couple of days. I was not prepared to have it be this much work! I was looking forward to saving money with starter, but have actually lost about $40 in the process because of having to buy the starter, pay for shipping, and then buy all the flours, only to find that the bread was not very good.

    Response from CFH: Please contact customer support for troubleshooting advice before discarding product. Many cultures can be saved with minor adjustments.

  18. Flopped

    by Donna on 04 Fri,2015

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    My batch did not come out, it grew orange mold so I threw it out.

    ~Please contact customer support for troubleshooting before disposing of cultures.

  19. not worth the time or money

    by honestly on 04 Mon,2016

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    In the number of days that it takes to order, receive in the mail and grow this starter. I could have grown one from just flour, water and air for free. -Wish I'd done more research into GF starter recipes on line before ordering. I believed the claim that it would shave a few days off the process, it didn't; or at least not enough to make up for days required to ship. "Boosters" are also unnecessary for making awesome GF Sourdough at home; don't fall for the idea that you need water kefir or anything else to add to your starter or that you need to start a fresh batch each time. -super easy to keep it going on the counter or more slowly in the fridge or freeze it for use another time.
    It was also very frustrating the the directions with the starter purchased here we contradictory to the two different set of directions on this website. When I "chatted" I got further contradictory instruction from the same person: first saying that the instructions that came in the mail were incorrect, then to follow the instructions on the link she provided...which were identical to the ones I got in the mail.
    -The good news: once your starter is bubbling and clearly alive, it's fairly forgiving and you can feed it a few times a day if you want to have more available faster or stick it in the fridge and just feed it once a day.

    Note from CFH: Thanks for helping us find that error! Starting with a ready-to-activate starter does give a jump start when the direction are correct. Our team is working to replace the instructions and we're terribly sorry for the mistake that led to a delay in your sourdough baking.

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Gluten-free Sourdough Starter Culture Ingredients

  • Organic brown rice flour, live active cultures.
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Gluten-free Sourdough Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing soy and dairy.
  • Gluten-free: Our Gluten-free Sourdough Starter is a gluten-free product (<5 ppm).
  • Non-GMO

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  • From Doreen Irwin at 12/13/2015 12:50 PM
  • From Doreen Jane at 12/2/2015 8:16 AM
    • Hi - I am wondering if I can use an organic sprouted gluten free flour that contains not only brown rice flour (first ingredient) but also oat and sorghum to activate/start my new starter? The directions specify only the brown rice. This is my first time, so I want to do what is best. :-)
    • The Gluten Free Starter needs to be activated in rice flour (brown is best). Once active and you have extra starter, you can experiment with your wonderful baking mix for feeding,
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  • From Donna Bodzer at 11/19/2015 9:13 PM
    • Sorry to be dense... please clarify for this newby... what do you mean 'discard down'? Do I mix the liquid or pour it off and then decrease the starter? Apologies.
    • For a more mild flavor, pour off any liquid that may have formed on top, stir the starter and discard all but the required amount. To achieve a more sour flavor, stir the liquid in before discarding and feeding. You will find additional information here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/sourdough Scroll down for gluten free articles and feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.
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  • From Donna Bodzer at 11/19/2015 6:49 PM
    • Do I mix the liquid in with the starter before removing all but 1/2 cup? Can I use it to start another starter? LOL.. Serious question, tho. Thank you!
    • When it's time to feed again, you always discard down first. Then you add the appropriate amount of water and flour.

      And yes, your discard could very well be another starter if you also feed it! If you have more questions, please contact us at [email protected]
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  • From Lisa at 4/20/2015 8:23 AM
    • If I'm working with the gluten free starter I need to feed brown rice flour but can I use a gluten flour like wheat when making the actual bread recipe?
    • Yes, that should work for purposes of baking bread. It won't be gluten free of course, and might have slightly different characteristics than you expect. We've not experimented with that!
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  • From Jenny at 10/20/2014 10:07 AM
    • Should I be discarding the liquid on top of the starter before I feed it or use it again?
    • Yes, discard any liquid that formed before feeding again. The liquid layer usually indicates that your starter is hungry and needs to be fed more often.
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  • From Emily at 7/5/2014 7:58 PM
    • Is sourdough beneficial, from a probiotic standpoint? Doesn't the heat from the oven kill off all the cultures?
    • The heat from baking does kill the probiotics in sourdough. The benefit comes when preparing the dough. The probiotics help to break down the grains, pre-digesting them so that they are easier for you to digest.
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  • From Amy at 4/2/2014 11:08 PM
    • Would a person need to use egg in the sourdough bread recipe? When baking to meet all the needs of my family can be tricky - we are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, soy free and egg free.
    • While most of the recipes currently in the gluten free sourdough section of our website (http://www.culturesforhealth.com/sourdough) use eggs, it is possible to make great sourdough without eggs, dairy and nuts. We highly recommend The Art Of Gluten Free Sourdough Baking (http://www.culturesforhealth.com/the-art-of-gluten-free-sourdough-baking.html) which contains instructions for egg, gum, and dairy free sourdough.
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  • From Sirpa Kaajakari at 2/12/2014 8:38 PM
    • Hello! What is the benefit of using a starter like this versus making your own starter - except the obvious of course that it is faster?
      Thanks!
    • It is much faster, of course!
      Using a starter like this is also more of a "sure thing." Catching a wild yeast starter can take a few failures before getting a blend of yeast and bacteria that make a great loaf of bread. And while you can start sourdough with kefir, not everyone wants to maintain kefir in addition to the sourdough. Our Brown Rice Starter is one we have perpetuated for the best success and easiest use in your home kitchen.
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  • From kristy at 1/11/2014 7:06 AM
    • How often does this starter need to be fed?
    • During activation, the starter is fed more frequently, every 4-8 hours. Once the starter is active, it can be stored in the refrigerator and fed weekly until preparing to bake. Detailed instructions are included with the starter culture.
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