Gone are the days when white bread was considered superior to other varieties. These days, the more nutrients, the higher is the desirability of the loaf. Brown bread has permanently replaced the typical white ones. And now, a new strong contender is in the game- the multigrain version of bread.
Multigrain bread is basically any bread made of more than 1 type of grain. It is better than white bread in terms of nutrition, especially if it’s 100 per cent whole grain. Whole grains are rich in protein, fibre and B vitamins, and provide you with complex carbohydrates that help you to feel full for a longer duration.
The Baker’s Dozen takes the multigrain concept a step further by adding 4 types of seeds to the wholewheat bread. We add Flax, Sesame, Pumpkin and Sunflower seeds to pack our loaves with nutrients, taste, and love.
This blog highlights the major benefits of the seeds we put in our Multigrain Whole wheat loaf.
1. Flax seeds
Flax seeds are loaded with health benefits that one can write an entire book about. But to keep it short, we have condensed the most remarkable ones for you.
- One tablespoon worth of flaxseeds contains an impressive amount of protein (1.3g), omega-3 fatty acids (1,597 mg), fibre (1.9 grams), carbs, vitamins (B1, B6), minerals (Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium).
- Apart from these, flax seeds contain Lignans which are compounds helpful in combating cancer. These also lower down bad cholesterol and regulate blood pressure hence, promoting heart health.
2. Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds are an excellent source of fibre.
- 3 tablespoons worth of sesame seeds contains 3.5 grams of fibre which is an impressive amount and accounts for 12% of the recommended daily allowance of fibre.
- These also contain 41% PUFA which lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels which are the main causes of many heart diseases.
- Sesame seeds are extremely popular among vegans because of the high protein content they have in their small structures.
- These also lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and promote bone health.
3. Pumpkin seeds
- Pumpkin seeds are high in fibre, healthy fats (Omega-6 fatty acids mainly) and protein.
- These contain high amounts of minerals like Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Copper and Zinc.
- These are also rich in Vitamin K and B2.
- Pumpkin also contains some amount of Vitamin E and carotenoids which are known to be good antioxidants.
- Including pumpkin seeds in the daily diet reduces the risks of stomach, breast, lung, prostate and colon cancers.
- These also promote and improve prostate and bladder health.
- These can also improve heart health and lower blood sugar levels.
4. Sunflower seeds
- These are packed with fibre and healthy fats and are also rich in protein.
- Minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc are also found in good amounts in sunflower seeds.
- Due to the presence of vitamin E, zinc and selenium, these also act as a good source of antioxidants.
- Sunflower seeds also reduce the bad cholesterol level to promote a healthy heart.
All these seeds are fabulous on their own. But when they come together in our multigrain whole wheat loaf, the result is immaculate. So, it is time to make a healthy choice that comes with multifold benefits!