Spelt is an ancient grain that has lately made a comeback in North America, even though it has been popular through the decades in many European countries. Spelt is a non-hybrid distant relative to present day wheat. Spelt‘s uniqueness is derived from its genetic makeup and nutrition profile. Spelt has high water solubility, so nutrients are easily absorbed by the body making it easy to digest. It is high in protein (significantly higher than wheat), higher in B complex vitamins, and spelt is high in both simple and complex carbohydrates. These complex carbohydrates are an important factor in blood clotting and stimulating the body’s immune system. Spelt is a suberb fiber resource.Spelt‘s nutty flavor doesn’t just taste good, it has so many other nutritional benefits that are amazingly good for you! Keep reading to find out more about how spelt’s nutrients contribute to lower risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease, type II diabetes, and can lessen occurrences of migraine headaches.
Spelt is more difficult to process than modern wheat varieties, making it a little more expensive to purchase. Spelt‘s husk protects it from pollutants and insects which allows growers to avoid using pesticides, unlike other grains. The husk needs to be mechanically separated from the kernal before milling (this is done after it is thrashed and harvested). The spelt is stored in good, low moisture conditions in order to protect the kernal, retain nutrients, and maintain freshness. Over decades, modern wheat has been drastically changed to be easier to grow and harvest. This in turn increases yields, maintains a high gluten content in the wheat to produce high-volume commercial baked goods. On the other hand, spelt has preserved many of its original traits and continues to remain highly nutritious and full of flavor. And spelt can make fantastic breads and delicious pastriesRead More
A note about gluten: Keep in mind that spelt does contain gluten.
It’s been some time in the making, but our new Lakeland Bakery website has now been launched, and we hope you love it as much as we do!
We’ve been working for a long time to perfect our recipes for our range of gluten free and allergy friendly baking mixes and products, and it was important to us that our website contained all the relevant information and the ability to order our new ranges online. We believe in keeping things simple here, and we hope you’ll agree that our website does just that.
You can browse our range of gluten free products and baking mixes, and all of our other ranges quite simply in our online bakery store. You either select your dietary requirement, or choose the type of product you want.
We understand allergies and special dietary needs very well, and so we know how important it is to those who do have special dietary requirements to ensure they are not buying something which may not be suitable.
That’s why each product listed has full details of ingredients and nutritional information, giving you extra piece of mind.
So take a look through the new site, check out some of our tasty treats and order something to try for yourself. We’d love to hear what you think of both our website and our exciting new product ranges too!Read More