Sourdough Solutions

Lesaffre offers a wide variety of sourdough solutions under the Livendo brand, including: starters, live sourdoughs, devitalised sourdoughs and sourdough-based preparations.

LIVENDO Sourdough Starters

Starters are used to obtain sourdough with the desired characteristics for baking, thanks to a careful choice of species and strains. Lesaffre’s expertise in the field allows it to assist the baker in the choice of substrates and when fermenting sourdough.


Applications: 0.2% – 0.5% on the total flour weight depending on the product reference and the desired level of acidity and maturation process.

Direction for use:

  • Dissolve the contents of the sachet in water at a temperature of 30-35°C.
  • Add flour and salt. Once an even mixture has been obtained, leave the dough to rest for 18 to 24 hours at 30°C.

Storage: Keep at between -18°C and -25°C.

Date of Minimum Durability (D.M.D): 24 months from production date for starter LV1.

LIVENDO Sourdough-Based Preparations

LIVENDO offers sourdough-based preparations with malt, organic acids, spices, etc. These preparations help to extend and vary the diversity of aromatic notes in bakery goods. Once they are incorporated into the mix, they lend a unique colour and taste to the end product.


Applications: 1% – 4% on total flour weight (1 to 4kg for every 100kg flour), depending on the product reference and the desired aromatic intensity.

Direction for use: Incorporate the sourdough-based preparation directly into the flour before mixing.

Storage: All properties are preserved intact if kept in a cool, dry place (maximum temperature of +25°C)

Date of Minimum Durability (D.M.D): 12 to 18 months, depending on the product reference.