Staying active is as important as giving ourselves good nourishment. At Kasseler, we believe both go hand-in-hand to maintain our family’s healthy lifestyle.
Every day we work to deliver healthy whole grain breads that will satisfy and nourish, while promoting healthy eating and daily activity as a way of life. We believe the best foods are made with only a few pure ingredients. Our commitment to you is to use absolutely nothing artificial in our whole grain breads, staying away from trans-fatty acids, hydrogenated oils and calcium propionate, so you can feel as good about serving our Kasseler breads as we feel about sharing them with you.
Erich Sr.’s concern for both personal and environmental health and well-being, is why our breads are wrapped in environmentally friendly packaging. Consistent with his philosophy, our film is derived from renewable resources and is certified compostable in both commercial and home composting environments.
Power of Whole Grains
Whole grains, and breads made from them contain all the essential parts (bran, germ and endosperm) and all the naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. Eating whole grains instead of refined grains helps to lower the risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, colorectal cancer, and it aids in maintaining a healthier weight.Both whole grain rye and whole grain wheat are good sources of fibre,magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and selenium.FIBRE aids digestion, making you feel full faster and longer.
MAGNESIUM is an essential mineral required for converting food into energy, transmitting nerve impulses,regulating body temperature and maintaining a strong immune system. Magnesium also helps the body to absorb calcium for healthy bones and teeth.
PHOSPHORUS is an essential mineral with the main functions including the formation of bones and teeth, the synthesis of protein for cell repair, growth and maintenance, heart beat regularity and nerve conduction.
MANGANESE activates enzymes crucial to metabolizing carbohydrates, amino acids and cholesterol. It is also essential for maintaining healthy cartilage and bones.
SELENIUM prevents cell damage from free radicals, regulates thyroid function and promotes a healthy immune system.
THE GLYCEMIC INDEX (GI) relates the way your body’s sugar levels respond to certain foods. Foods are given a rating range from 0 to 100 on the glycemic index with glucose in the highest position. Foods with a high glycemic index will increase your body’s sugar levels rapidly, while low glycemic index foods will increase your body’s sugar levels slowly. With a good understanding of the glycemic index, you can plan to maintain a healthy weight or control diabetes.
Foods that contain carbohydrates are usually high on the glycemic index and have the greatest affect on blood sugar levels. However, the composition in the carbohydrate will also affect how the blood sugar levels react. For example, white bread will rate high on the glycemic index (GI of 70), whereas whole grain rye bread will rate lower on the glycemic index as it contains more grains and contains complex carbohydrates.Pumpernickel has a low GI of 41.