Real Bread Week


Real Bread Week

Posted in Farming and Growing, In the News, Vegetarian on Feb 16, 2023


Every year there is an entire week, not just a day, where there is a whole week of celebration dedicated to real bread made with no artificial additives. This year it was from 18th – 26th February – we have missed the cut for that one but we still think people knead to talk about bread (ok, enough of the cheesy food puns).

In honour of Global Real Bread Week, we're encouraging people to explore the many delicious and healthy bread options available out there. From artisanal loaves to quick and easy bread recipes, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

While many people associate real bread with bland, flavourless breads of yesteryear, today's versions are anything but boring. Modern day artisans are creating innovative recipes and techniques that are healthier and tastier than ever. 

Try your hand at whipping up a no-knead recipe that's ready in under 2 hours! Or have a go at making your own sourdough bread. There are some great and easy to use starters out there. Starters are a leavening agent that uses naturally occurring yeasts and bacteria to make baked 
goods rise, try making your own starter, or buy and existing one from your local wholefoods shop or even shop online.

Homemade bread can be the perfect addition to any meal and can be used to create a wide variety of delicious meals and snacks. Regardless of what type of bread you prefer, there are endless options for you to choose from! So fire up the oven and get baking!

It's no secret that bread is filled with amazing nutritional benefits. From whole grains to essential vitamins and minerals, - zinc, iron, copper and manganese. Wheatgerm is also the richest plant source of vitamin E.There are several reasons why everyone should be eating more bread! For example, every slice can provide 5 grams of fibre, with wholemeal flour containing 3.6 more times the fibre than white bread.

Finally, it's a good source of B-vitamins, which are essential to maintaining strong healthy bones. So put down those bags of chips and pick up a loaf of whole grain bread instead!