THE POWER OF WHOLE GRAIN

Whole grain flour adds a great texture and grainy flavor to our delicious crisps. But what is really wholegrain? Whole grain means that the flour used in baking contains whole grain kernel: bran, endosperm and germ.

The nutrients in the grain are concentrated in different areas of the grain kernel. The highest concentration of nutrients is located in the germ and bran layer. All FINN CRISP products contain whole grain and most are baked with 100% whole grain flour, and therefore contain all the healthy nutrients you need.

But why is whole grain good foor you? Scroll down to read more!

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WHY IS WHOLE GRAIN GOOD FOR YOU?

The composition of whole grain is ideal. It contains more or less the recommended amounts of energy, nutrient carbohydrates and proteins. Whole grain has low fat content and mostly comprises good soft fat. Whole grain is also an important source of dietary fibre, minerals, vitamins, phyto-oestrogens, antioxidants and other components and is low in saturated fatty acids. This is why breads made of whole grain are wonderful choice for everyone looking for healthy snacks and light food.

4 facts about beneficial fiber

What is fibre?

Dietary fibre is a plant based substance that cannot be broken down by the human digestive system. Although fiber is not intestinally absorbed, it carries many health benefits. Useful intestinal bacteria are able to utilise fibre as nutrition, thus promoting well-being.

How does fibre function in the body?

Our digestive system is unable to break down dietary fibre. However, this indigestible ingredient has many effects on the functions of the body. Healthy teeth, stomach and intestines – fibre acts throughout the digestive system. As fibre is not absorbed by the body, it does not significantly increase the energy content of food, and thus helps you to control your body weight.

What is the recommended fibre intake?

Current western diet contains too little fibre. According to nutritional recommendations, the daily intake of fibre should be 25 – 35 grams. The recommended amount is even higher for diabetics, who are advised a daily intake of at least 40 grams of dietary fibre.

What are the sources of dietary fibre?

Wholegrain products, such as crispbread and thin crisps, are superior source of dietary fibre. In order to get same amount of fibre found in 8-9 slices of crispbread, you would need to eat nearly 2 kgs of potatoes or 7 kgs of tomatoes! That’s why wholegrain dry breads are particularly recommended for diabetics and of course they are healthy snacks for anyone. FINN CRISP crispbreads contain on average 19 g fibre per 100 grams.

TOP UP YOUR WHOLE GRAINS

There are thousands of alternative ways to use healthy, tasty FINN CRISP crispbread! Find out your own favourite in our recipes section.