Healthy and Delicious
Our Daily Bread™ – Original flavour brown bread is part of our new Insta-Bake™ range products. High in extra fibre and seeds, it is a nutrient-dense product, filled with prebiotics, protein, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
All you need is to add the required amount of water, mix it into a smooth paste, and bake it for the required time in a microwave.
It is quick and easy to make, incredibly delicious – and healthy too!
A 400g mixture makes an approximately 680g loaf.
Wheat grain consist of three parts: bran, germ and endosperm. Bran is the outer layer of the wheat kernel, which in typical commercial milling gets stripped and discarded together with the germ, and for what reason?
By only keeping the endosperm, white flour is created. White flour and bread baked from white flour has a much longer shelf life than 100% whole wheat flour. Commercial bakers can bake breads that can last from the bakery, the transport and distribution, to the local store’s shelf where you typically buy your bread.
As always, there is a trade off by creating commercial, long life grain products – you lose almost all the healthy benefits of the original grains. Hence the unhealthy reputation commercial breads have today.
Wheat Bran – The Facts
Wheat bran is a fibrous product that is full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Typically a sweet, nutty flavour, it also adds texture to bread – why in the world would you ever want to miss out on it?
The complex carbohydrates it contains provide a longer, slower release of energy than white breads, giving you more energy and staving of pangs of hunger for longer.
Together with the germ, wheat bran has a long list of nutrients:
- Vitamin A.
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6, B9 (folate), B12.
- Vitamin C.
- Vitamin D.
- Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol).
- Vitamin K.
- Pantothenic acid.
Further benefits and reference links (for the lovers of science :D)
- There are a lot of additional benefits to whole wheat grains – it prevents colon tumours (see #1) and cancer (see #2, #3, #4, #5).
- It increase the production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), which plays a major role in the health of colon cells. Lab studies shows that SCFAs also help the prevention of colon tumours and cancer (see #6, #7, #8, #9).
- Wheat bran play a protective role against the development of breast cancer due to its high content of phytic acid and lignan (see #10). These antioxidants shows clear inhibitor effects in lab studies(see #11, #12). Fibre seems to also play a role in estrogen levels, further assisting in the prevention of breast cancer (see #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18).
- There are direct benefits to heart health as well (see #19, #20, #21).
- Studies shows that a high fibre diet decreases cholesterol (see #22) and lower triglycerides levels, which are various types of fat found in blood and are associated with greater risk of heart disease(see #23).
Further wheat bran nutritional statistics.
Potential drawbacks and allergens
- Wheat bran contains gluten, a type of protein, that some people are unable to ingest.
- Wheat bran also contain fructans, a type of oligosaccharide, which is a carbohydrate consisting of fructose molecules and a glucose molecule. These chain carbohydrates are indigestible and ferments in your colon. Simply put, it makes some people gassy as hell.
- Our Daily Bread™ range also includes a mixture of seeds, which are packaged in factories that also produce nuts, so if you have nut allergies please be careful.