FAQ

 

What is your shipping policy?

We do not store credit card details, nor do we share customer details with any third parties. It may take up 10 days for you to receive your order from when you place your order as the bagels are custom-made. 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 Mini 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. 

The Mini Bagels (Original, Olive or Sultana) can be refrigerated for upto 2 weeks (they are also suitable for freezing for up to 6 months). 

You are what you can digest?

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.  

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, support 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 flaxseeds

FLAXSEEDs (also known as linseeds) are a nutritious wholefood 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.

King Charlemagne of the 8th century believed so strongly in the health benefits of flaxseed that he demanded his loyal subjects eat the seeds and passed laws to make sure of it.

  • 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.

Pumpkin seed Benefits

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

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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