Banjo’s Head Baker Marcel Schnitzer tells us why…
Bread, in its various forms, is the most widely consumed food in the world. Not only is it an important source of carbohydrates, it’s also portable and compact, which helps to explain why it has been an integral part of our diet for thousands of years. There is something special about that amazing smell wafting from the bakers ovens that sets our mouths watering before we know it. There are so many types of bread available today it’s easy to find a fantastic healthier option to enjoy as part of a healthy diet and it’s important to understand the difference.
Choosing your bread Do your homework and find a bread that suits your body, metabolism and diet. Look for;
Preservative free breads Unlike many supermarket breads, Banjo’s bakery offer a huge range of preservative free breads. All traditional and artisan loaves are made with natural ingredients and no preservatives. When buying your bread, always check the ingredients to avoid nasty preservatives.
Wholemeal bread is higher in fibre than white bread, made from whole-grains which are milled to a finer texture.
Wholegrain bread contains the entire grain – bran, the rich outer layer, endosperm, the middle, starchy layer and germ, the nutrient-rich inner core. With three types of fibre, wholegrain bread is a rich source of carbohydrates, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, protein, iron, selenium, magnesium and vitamin E.
Sourdough bread can be made with little or no yeast and has a distinct flavour and crusty outer. Sourdough also has a low GI which keeps you fuller for longer than white bread but doesn’t contain as much fibre as wholegrain bread.
Rye bread can be incorporated sensibly as part of your weight loss plan. Rye balances your blood sugar levels, which can cause uncontrollable hunger and diminished energy.
Is your bread baked fresh? Fresh is definitely best when it comes to bread. You can taste the difference with fresh breads handmade everyday – knowing your local baker has been up since 2am preparing and baking superior breads, the traditional way, preservative free, soft and delicious. Try some today!