Cranberries, chia seeds and our signature Hippocrates EVOO make this bread good for the ladies!
Organic Cranberry Olive Bread
Organic sprouted wheat
Organic wheat flour
Pure distilled water
Many studies have proven that cranberries have several health benefits due to its unique combination of proanthocyandins and antioxidants. Cranberry proanthocyanidins contain a highly singular structural feature not present in other foods that contain proanthocyandins, such as grape and apple juices, that accounts for its microbial anti-adhesion property, allowing it to limit the accumulation of bacteria on cell surfaces. This results in cranberries having a preventive role in diseases, which range from inhibiting the E. Coli bacteria that cause most urinary tract infections to decreasing oral bacteria (streptococci) on tooth surfaces, thus slowing dental plaque development, as well as retarding the antibiotic-resistant H. pylori, a bacteria that causes stomach ulcers. Researchers have found that cranberries have the highest total antioxidant capacity per gram amongst common fruits and this exceptionally high antioxidant ability promotes general cell health by reducing the presence of free radicals in the body. Studies by the William Harvey Research Institute suggest that cranberry juice could be as good for the heart as red wine, improving cardiovascular health by preventing LDL cholesterol from being oxidized (oxidation of LDL cholesterol is believed to contribute to atheroschlerosis) and increasing the level of HDL (good cholesterol) in the bloodstream.
The health benefits of wheat - which ranges from helping maintain a healthy body weight to reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes - depend entirely on the form in which you eat it. The organic whole wheat flour present in our bread is a very good source of dietary fiber, manganese and magnesium (a mineral that acts as a co-factor for enzymes involved in the body's use of glucose and insulin secretion), as well as containing nearly twice as much vitamin B1, B2, B3, E, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and iron as compared to bleached, white flour – the reason why laws exist that require the “enrichment” of processed flour using unnatural means to replace the vitamins and minerals lost.
Enjoy a healthier body and mind. Order our Organic Cranberry Breads!
Storage Instructions: Freeze if not consumed within 2 days to preserve the freshness of the bread. Taste best when toasted of steamed until you can smell the bread aroma. No defrosting is needed. Normally takes less than 5 minutes. For thawing of frozen bread: place required amount under cover for 20 minutes. It will be soft like the day you bought it.
No baking powder. No bread improver. No preservatives. No bleach. No eggs. NO undesirable Trans Fats. No sugar. No butter or margarine. Even the water we use are distilled and pure.
Our Organic flours are from Canada, which uses an innovative infrared energy process, to improve the flour quality for our Breads.
Infrared Energy Difference:
Convenience: quick cooking
Gelatinization: Starch within the endosperm gelatinizes and becomes soft
High Water Absorption: Absorb more water, more quickly
High Water Retention: Reduce moisture loss, helping products last longer
Shelf Stability: Stability increases
Flavor and Texture: Undesirable flavors and textures are eliminated... improving the products sensory characteristics
Health Tip: Understanding Trans Fats
(Health Day News) -- Trans fats, also called hydrogenated fats, are man-made compounds, that are made from processed liquid oils, common in margarine and shortening (butter). These harmful fats will raise bad cholesterol, and could lower a person's good cholesterol levels.
Because these fats are so thick and stiff, they can also clog up arteries and blood vessels, which can lead to heart attack or stroke, says the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Trans fats are commonly found in processed foods such as potato chips, cookies, doughnuts, cakes and many fast foods. You can avoid trans fats by choosing natural, healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole grain breads and cereals. Check ingredient labels for hydrogenated fats, and try to avoid those foods.