Everything that goes into our raw bread has been carefully selected for it’s nutritional benefit to create a perfectly balanced final product. Here is a list of what the bread is made from with some information on why we’ve chosen it.
Buckwheat - A nutritional powerhouse! Read more..
Buckwheat is a seed commonly used in Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is gluten free, and is related to neither wheat, nor the botanical category we call grain – it is a fruit seed, related to rhubarb and sorrel, appropriate for people who are sensitive to wheat and other gluten containing grains.
It is an easy to digest starch that is also a low fat protein source, containing all essential amino acids in high concentration and has a high nutritional content. Buckwheat is rich in flavonoids*(a class of plant secondary metabolites), iron, magnesium, fibre and anti oxidant packed phytonutrients.
Flax seed - Omega-3 rich superfood Read more..
Studies have validated the importance of omega 3 fatty acids in human health and flax is believed to be one of the best sources of it. Omega 3 fatty acids lower the harmful LDL cholesterol levels and blood triglycerides, preventing the build up of harmful deposits in arteries, which can lead to stroke, thromboses, and heart attack.
Flax seeds contain vitamins B1, B2, C and E, the minerals iron and zinc, plus smaller amounts of potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. In addition, flax is one of the richest sources of lignans* (one of the major classes of phytoestrogens, which are estrogenlike chemicals and also act as antioxidants).
A spotlight has been focused on the cancer fighting properties of lignans, especially in relation to breast and colon cancer in humans. It is believed that lignans also have antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Flax seeds also contain carotene. Carotenes are antioxidants that neutralize free radicals which may protect humans against certain cancers.
Flax also offers additional health benefits as its consumption is supportive of immune and colon health, it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels, and provides health protective fats.
Grey Celtic Sea Salt- As nature intended Read more..
Salt plays a vital role in many processes in your body and is essential for life itself, but your body needs the right type of salt. Over 90% of the world’s salt is produced for industrial purposes, table salt is really just a byproduct. Stripped of its healthy minerals, it is nothing more than isolated sodium chloride with additives and bleaching agents added for “taste”.
The Celtic Salt, however, is in a fully natural state and, as well as enhancing your food, it plays an important role in supplying your body with essential nutrients. It is naturally light grey in colour because it crystallises upon contact with the clay from which it takes its high trace element content. And, because all of the trace and macro elements are retained, it contains a rich spectrum of 92 minerals.
In comparison, the table salt contains only two minerals and most sea salts less than 10 minerals and even the best sea salts contain less than 40 minerals because they are subject to heavy processing.
Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Famously fabulous! Read more..
It has long been reported that there are a number of astounding health benefits in olive oil. As a foodstuff it contains monounsaturated fatty acids in high concentration which promote the “good” cholesterol (HDL) while lowering “bad” cholesterol (LDL).
Olive oil is also known to be gentle on the digestive system and has even proven to assist in the prevention of gallstones and soothe ulcers. Good quality olive oil contains valuable vitamins and nutrients and it is loaded with powerful antioxidants, which nourish the body as much as our skin.