4 Health Benefits of Pumpernickel Bread You Must Know

German Pumpernickel bread is slightly sweet, coarse and heavy rye bread made from soaked cracked rye grain using rye sourdough starter and a small amount of wholemeal rye flour. It is one of the healthier breads available and loaded with outstanding health benefits. It is an ideal meal option for this who wishes to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle or are searching out for healthier alternates to the regular white bread.

There is a significant increase in the population around the globe who are sensitive to their health and are very focused on what they consume and the effects of the same on their health. Understanding the market trends, every commercial baker should consider and must add this healthy German bread to their product portfolio……

Health Benefits of Pumpernickel Bread

Helps to reduce blood sugar levels

Glycemic index (GI) ranks the food according to their effects on blood sugar. The food which is rich in carbohydrates also has a higher glycemic index, while those that are low in carbohydrates and rich in fiber have a lower glycemic index. The lower glycemic index keeps your blood sugar in control and helps protect you from diabetes.

Traditional Pumpernickel bread is made using coarsely ground rye flour fermented with a sourdough starter.  The high percentage of rye makes this bread rich in fibre content leading to a low Glycemic Index (GI).

Great option for weight loss

Original German Pumpernickel is a very different kind of bread. In comparison to a slice of white bread that provides 83 calories and 15.5 gm of carbohydrates, a slice of pumpernickel bread provides a total of approx. 65 calories, which is less than those in an apple and about 12.35 grams of carbohydrates with 0.8 gram of heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Thus, it is a good option for those who are trying to lose weight.

Will keep you satiate

The rich content of fibre in the Pumpernickel bread helps to keep the blood sugar level from rising after a meal, eventually helping you to stay contented between meals and also making you feel satiated for a longer period of time. While on the other hand, white bread contains high carbohydrates and sugar, which spikes up the sugar level after eating resulting in overeating and quick hunger after meals.

Vitamins and Antioxidants

Your breads curst will easily be its best part. According to a German study, the crust of a bread is a rich source of antioxidants and may provide better health benefits than the rest of the bread.

Another German study that was published in 2002 by the “Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry”, stated that the use of conventional sourdough starter that contains rye flour used in pumpernickel bread produces antioxidants in the process of bread baking. After analysing the breads crust, crumb and flour for antioxidant content and other activity, the research found that the process of baking the pumpernickel bread produced a novel antioxidant, called pronyl-lysine, which was eight times more abundant in the crust than in the crumb. This compound was not present in the original flour. Hence, the dark crust of pumpernickel bread is a rich source of a variety of vitamins and antioxidant.

In general, Pumpernickel bread is an enriched source of nutrients while having a coarse texture and slighter sweet taste profile making it a highly recommended addition to your diet.

SwissBake® Pumpernickel Brot is a convenient no soak mix for preparing authentic German pumpernickel bread. This mix is specially formulated with pre-soaked rye grits and dried rye sourdough powder with rye flour to prepare traditional German pumpernickel bread. This convenient mix enables you to prepare consistent quality pumpernickel bread without soaking and with a significantly simplified recipe and preparation time making it an ideal solution for the foodservice industry. Its natural ingredients also impart it excellent fresh keeping qualities without use of any chemicals or preservatives.

+ Made with German Rye 
+ Convenient recipe, no soaking required 
+ Long fresh-keeping quality

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