This highly effective dehydrated sourdough starter originated in a remote mountain village in Tajikistan. It's the perfect choice for self-reliant homesteaders and home bakers alike, freeing you from the need for store-bought yeast. We hope you love this starter as much as we do. Each packet holds 7 grams (a scant tablespoon) of the dehydrated starter. This is plenty to make a rehydrated starter that can be used and lasts for years if kept fed. (Some starters are reported to be over 500 years old.) Instructions on how to use and care for this starter included.