FAQ

 

BAGEL CARE INSTRUCTIONS

The key to enjoying your unique Artisan Bagel is preserving their freshness.

Freezing your bagels whilst they are still fresh is the key to preserving their taste and texture.

Keep as many bagels out as you plan to eat over the next day and prepare the rest for freezing.

One option is to slice the bagels first and placing them in a freezer bag in the freezer to seal in the moisture. This allows you to take out a pre-sliced bagel and placing it directly in the toaster or oven grill.

When ready to eat, thaw the bagels out on the counter for about 25 mins and then slice the bagels and toast them to your liking and ENJOY! :)

Delivery

*It may take up to 7 - 10 days for you to receive your order from when you place your order as the bagels, bites and sweet buns are all custom-hand made.

Our bagels and bagel bites are made from sprouted seeds. This is a slow, gentle process which takes a few days.

The end result of nutrient baked manna bread we think is worth the wait :) and we appreciate your patience.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Sprouted ~ Bio-transformed from a dormant seed to a living food. Releases enzymes inhibitors, breaks down starch, unlocks vital nutrients + Low GI (glycemic index).

  • Keto rich in Omega 3 fats ~ Anti-inflammatory, supports brain & cardiovascular health.

  • Plant Protein ~ Essential for muscle maintenance & healthy bones.

  • High fibre ~ Keeps you fuller for longer, curbs appetite, improves bowel function & gut health, contributes to good cholesterol & cardiovascular health + helps to control blood sugar levels.

  • Enzymes, Vits & Minerals ~ Sprouted seeds are a nutritional powerhouse, nutrient dense + easy to digest

  • 100% Organic & Natural ~ Avoids processed foods, pesticides, artificial preservatives, additives & chemicals.

What is your shipping policy?

We do not store credit card details, nor do we share customer details with any third parties. We use either Royal mail or courier for local or international delivery.

Where do I store Ready Raw Bagels?

We proudly use no preservatives in our products and cold temperature prolongs our shelf life. The Ready Raw Breads and Bagels are best stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freezer (up to 6 months) depending on your planned consumption.

How long are the best before dates?

We try and deliver the Bagel Bites (in all flavours) to you with a minimum of 3 months shelf life. 

Our bagels can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks (they are also suitable for freezing for up to 6 months). 

You are what you can digest, what does that mean?

Bioavailability is the term used to describe the difference between what we ingest and the actual amount of “goodness” we receive from what we’ve ingested. It is only one of the many amazing changes that take place when we germinate seeds.  

Do your products contain soya?

No our products do not contain soya.

What is glycemic index (GI)?

GI is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale of 1 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise the blood sugar after eating. Foods with a high GI are digested, absorbed and metabolised rapidly and consequently cause large fluctuations in blood sugar levels.

Foods with a low GI are absorbed into the bloodstream and digested slowly, resulting in gradual increase in blood sugar and insulin levels.  Low GI foods help you to feel full for longer, helping with imbalances in blood sugar levels that lead to inflammation, fatigue, supporting sustainable energy, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Foods with a GI value of 55 or less are considered low.

* For example, a plain rice cracker has a glycaemic index (GI) of 91, meaning carbohydrates are rapidly digested, providing a quick burst of energy that will fade and leave you hungry and vulnerable to overeating. 

Watch out for those many nasties added in seemingly harmless crackers: vegetable oils (high in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acid), refined sugar, flavour enhancers (E numbers, or monosodium glutamate), anti-caking agents, and salt (often a lot of salt).

BENEFITS OF BUCKWHEAT

Buckwheat spread to Europe and Russia in the 14th and the 15th century from China, and the Dutch brought it to USA in the 17th century.

Buckwheat does NOT contain wheat and is actually NOT a grain, but a fruit seed related to rhubarb and sorrel and is gluten-free and safe for those with celiac disease.

Buckwheat consists mainly of carbohydrates, but like seeds, it’s also high in protein. Buckwheat is a very good source of manganese, magnesium, dietary fibre, copper, and phosphorus. It contains health-promoting flavonoids rutin and quercetin. Rutin functions with vitamin C to maintain healthy capillaries, to help heal wounds, to help form collagen in connective tissue, and to support a healthy immune system. Quercetin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

Benefits of flaxseeds

FLAXSEEDs (also known as linseeds) are a nutritious whole-food and rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) also referred to as omega-3 fatty acid, second only to fish, essential for a healthy nervous system, brain and cognitive health and optimal retina function as well as for keeping our cells functioning.

Omega 3 fatty acid is the most active agent that fights inflammation in the body, a leading cause of heart disease, asthma, diabetes and cancer

The seeds come from flax, one of the oldest fiber crops in the world - known to have been cultivated in ancient Egypt and China.

  • Flaxseed is a nutritious whole food and a rich source of soluble and insoluble fibre, readily digested by bacteria in the colon. While soluble fiber helps to maintain proper gastrointestinal functions, insoluble fiber plays a vital role in cardiovascular health by lowering serum LDL cholesterol levels, the mucilage in flaxseeds also has cholesterol-lowering effects. These properties also aids in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels essential for diabetics.

  • Flaxseed is rich in most B complex vitamins and vitamin E essential for healthy skin and bones as well as magnesium, potassium, and iron. Potassium maintains nerve health and iron is a vital component of red blood cells and many enzymes that affect our general metabolism.

  • These components are also protective against risks of cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, cancer, arthritis, asthma, and diabetes.

  • Flaxseeds contain lignans, (more bioavailable in ground flax seeds) which helps reduce the risk of estrogenic cancers such as breast cancer.

  • ALA in flaxseeds is an ethical, sustainable, palatable and safe alternative to the omega-3’s found in fish.

Psyllium Husk Benefits

Psyllium husk comes from a shrub-like herb called Plantago ovata or ispaghula, which grows worldwide but is most common in India. Each plant produces up to 15,000 tiny, gel-coated seeds, from which psyllium husk is derived. Psyllium husk is best known as a natural laxative that is commonly found in health stores.

Tigernut Benefits

Tiger nuts are NOT nuts; they are tubers that grow under the soil’s surface, also known as yellow nutsedge, tiger nutsedge or earth almond. 

High in fiber -  100g tiger nut flour contains around 60g of dietary fiber.

Pumpkin seed Benefits

Pumpkin seeds are rich in minerals including zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper.

They’re a good source of vitamin K and are excellent for prostate health. Zinc deficiency show up as tiny white spots on your nails and are linked to osteoporosis, hypothyroidism and hair loss. 

SUNFLOWER SEEDS BENEFITS

They are a rich source of vitamin E and selenium. Selenium is an antioxidant that promotes tissue elasticity and protects the skin from sun damage.

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Partner & Wholesale Enquiry

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