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January 11, 2024

Exploring Flavours, Texture & Nutrients of GI Bread

GI bread is considered the most delicious choice to include in your diet, with multifarious health benefits. Whether your goal is to maintain a healthy lifestyle or to stabalise blood sugar, replacing white bread with GI bread can make a difference. This bread is rich in fibre with low cholesterol, which makes it healthier for your heart and digestive health. Have you ever wondered what makes GI bread so delicious and healthy? And most importantly, have you ever thought about the nutrients that go into making this bread? This blog takes you on a journey to explore GI bread’s tantalising taste, delightful texture, and wholesome nutrients.

Taste & Texture of GI Bread

People often assume that GI bread is a healthy alternative to other bread; it must be bland and lacking in taste and flavour, but contrary to that view, GI bread offers a delightful and distinct flavour profile. It is made from oats, barley and quinoa, which brings a nutty and earthy flavour to the bread. Compared to white bread, it contains a small amount of natural sweetness, which enhances the overall taste of the GI bread. Due to its delightful taste and flavour, it pairs perfectly with any sweet or savoury topping. And if we talk about the texture, the texture of GI bread is light and chewy. The presence of ingredients like whole grains, oats, barley, flaxseeds, or chia seeds contributes to the appealing chewiness but also adds a delightful nutty crunch to the bread.

Common Flavours of GI Bread

GI bread comes in a different range of flavours, from fruity to nutty. Here are some common flavours:

  • Seeded whole wheat
  • Cranberry
  • Oats and Honey
  • Soy and Linseed
  • Whole wheat
  • Multi-seeds
  • Rye Spelt
  • Multi-grain

Nutrients of GI Bread

The nutrients vary based on the specific ingredients used to prepare the bread. Some have multiple seeds, and some have the goodness of fruits like cranberry, which changes their particular nutritional value. Here are some essential nutrients commonly found in it:

• Fibre

GI bread usually contains whole wheat, oats, barley, rye, quinoa and other whole grains, which makes this bread rich in dietary fibre. This high-fibre content makes you feel fuller for longer while maintaining your blood sugar level and weight.

• Protein

Some low-GI breads also contain sources of protein, like whole grains, seeds, or legumes.

• Healthy Fats:

Unlike other types of bread, GI bread does not have trans-fatty acid and cholesterol. This bread has seeds and nuts like flaxseeds, chia seeds, or walnuts, which are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy fats do not increase your cholesterol and promote cardiovascular health.

• Minerals and Vitamins:

Whole grains also contain vitamins like B1, B2, B3, B6, and folic acid, which help maintain your health. Whole grains and seeds are also good sources of iron, magnesium, and phosphorus.

Whole grains also contain vitamins like B1, B2, B3, B6, and folic acid, which help maintain your health. Whole grains and seeds are also good sources of iron, magnesium, and phosphorus.

• Sugars:

Low-GI breads usually have a lower amount of added sugar content compared to highly processed white bread. This can contribute to better blood sugar control and reduced risk of various health issues.

It’s important to note that the nutrient content varies between different recipes; therefore, it is recommended always to check nutritional labels and ingredient lists to understand the specific composition of the bread you choose.

The Bishops Bakery

The Bishops bakery is known for its incredible variety of freshly baked breads. We have a range of delicious and healthy bread for you, including GI bread, Cranberry GI bread, filled with the goodness of fresh cranberries, Power bread packed with nutrients, delicious Rye bread, flavoured Sourdough, including day or 3-day-old soft and fluffy Sourdough bread.

 Visit our bakery or order online and enjoy our delectable and flavourful menu, including confectionary, British patisserie, pasties and freshly made lunch and breakfast items.

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