Five pure-and-simple ingredients are the hallmark of our legendary whole grain breads: fresh-ground whole wheat flour, water, fresh yeast, sea salt and something sweet (usually local honey). At Great Harvest, we believe bread is best when you keep it simple. It’s even better when you use the highest quality ingredients you can find. You can taste and feel the difference. Here are 3 reasons behind why we pick the ingredients we do and why we think simpler is healthier!
First, fresh ground wheat has many health benefits and is jam packed with vitamins and minerals including insoluble fiber, magnesium, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, iron, and zinc; and the germ (or seed) which is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, E, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorous, and polyunsaturated fatty acids
Second, local Honey is used by many people for many purposes. The most beneficial ones we see are 1) local honey counteracts allergies. With the local pollen being taken right into your body, it allows your immune system to build up immunity to the pollen allergens in your area. This will make your spring time much more enjoyable! 2) It is a natural energy source! And third, it is an antioxidant powerhouse!
Lastly, unlike normal table salt, sea salt is full of trace minerals and helps with dehydration and fluid balance. Not only that, is it a digestive health aid. It helps build just the perfect amount of stomach acid to maintain a healthy and functioning digestive system.
At Great Harvest, we want the best for you and your health, and that is why 5 simple ingredients is all we need to continue to provide the best legendary bread!