French Meadow Bakery™ has introduced Our Daily Bread™, which is yeast free, vegan, and it has no added oils or sweeteners. The soft, sprouted whole grain bread features CoroWise™, a plant sterol clinically proven to lower LDL cholesterol when incorporated into the daily diet.
Our Daily Bread is topped with omega-3 rich chia seeds. Chia, a plant in the mint family, was once a staple food of the Aztecs and considered their third most important crop behind only corn and beans. The new bread is also made with organic sprouted grains, flours and sprouted legumes. The Suggested Retail Price range is $6.30-$7.
Elizabeth Naffziger, Marketing Manager at French Meadow Bakery, said two slices of Our Daily Bread is certified low glycemic for diabetics and has only 80 calories per slice.
“It’s the perfect ‘daily bread’,” she said. “We want to give people real whole food alternatives that offer a delicious and healthy whole grain diet.”
Our Daily Bread is now one of five products in French Meadow Bakery’s performance bread line. These breads are easier to digest, making them an ideal choice for a healthy low glycemic whole grain diet. The other breads in this line include: Men’s Sprouted Bread™, Women’s Sprouted Bread™, Healthseed Spelt Bread and Hemp Sprouted Bread.
UK researchers Janice Harland and Lynne Garton pooled data from 15 studies on whole grain intake and body mass index (BMI) or abdominal fat, and found that in 119,829 male and female subjects age 13 or older, a higher intake of whole grains (about three servings a day) was associated with lower BMI and less central abdominal fat.*
ABOUT FRENCH MEADOW BAKERY:
In operation since 1985, French Meadow Bakery™ is the longest continuously-running certified organic bakery in the U.S. Founded by Lynn Gordon as a means to make healthy bread for her macrobiotic diet, French Meadow has become internationally recognized as a leader in the naturally delicious and nutritious bakery products and desserts that are certified organic, gluten free, vegan, yeast free and kosher. French Meadow has been recognized for the 2007 “Selling Wellness Trailblazer Award” and the “Ten Best Bread Bakeries in the U.S.” by Bon Appetit. Its performance breads are endorsed by nutrition experts Dr. Barry Sears, Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman. French Meadow, which operates in Minnesota and has a global strategic business alliance with Rich Products Corp., is a sustainable company that maintains its commitment to the environment through small farmers, community involvement and innovative healthy eating. Its trend-setting products are available nationally at mainstream grocers and independent natural food stores. Please visit www.frenchmeadow.com or call (877) 669-3278.
*Public Health Nutrition, Nov. 16, 2007
**Grocery Headquarters, January 2009