Sourdough and Seeds

Why is sourdough bread easy to digest and doesn’t cause bloating.

Wheat grains contain phytic acid and can be a cause for digestive discomfort and bloating. This phytic acid inhibits enzymes which are needed for the breakdown of proteins and starch in the stomach. It is this lack of enzymes which results in digestive difficulties.

If you eat sourdough that is mixed with Rye flour then you get the best tasting natural product for you stomach due to wild yeast and lactobacillus in the leaven which neutralise the phytic acid  as the bread proves through the acidification of the dough. This prevents the effects of the phytic acid and makes the bread easier for us to digest. Sourdough bread also takes longer to digest; studies have shown that rye flour added to sourdough can help regulate blood sugar levels which helps ward off diabetes. (source: The sourdough school)

Seeds are rich in nutrients and have many health benefits. Did you that a small spoonful of poppy seeds can give you your daily intake of phosphorus, calcium and iron. Sesame seeds are also good for your body as they represent 20% of protein and fibre and have a cholesterol lowering effect.

for more information about our new Sourdough range of breads take a look at http://www.coultonsbread.co.uk

 

Doughnuts

I thought I would talk to you about Doughnuts and the fact that it is #National Doughnut week. Introducing our brand new range of doughnuts ourselves and priced to be affordable alternative to the brands that are well know out there.

3 ring doughnut pack

Our new packaging is light and the box is solid so that you can get them home undamaged. There 3 different types in a box and my favourite one is definitely the Lemon topped variety. They taste fresh, light and not greasy at all. We are distributing this range under the “Ann’s sweets” as there will be more cake products introduced as the year moves by.

The name is derived from ‘dough’, which is what the rings are typically made from. There are two common spellings of the dessert; doughnut and donut. The former is considered the UK spelling and the latter the Americanised version. … Dictionary.com lists doughnutas the primary spelling, with donut as an alternative.

We will be launching at the end on May and initially the shops that will have them on sale will be in Liverpool and Manchester areas. For those business who are going to have a good sell through rate we will also supply a free display stand to help display our products.

4 layers for our products.

Any enquiries can be made by emailing our sales@coultonsbread.co.uk

New Products

I can’t believe that we are nearing Easter , time really does go quickly when you are busy and making sure that you have all the products and offer a good delivery service to your customers. We have newly listed some products and re-designed packaging on our bakery favourites since February so here is a snapshot so far how we are doing.

New Products

We have started selling a range of Polish sourdough breads baked by Polish Village bakery and supplying many new customers in Bradford, Liverpool and Manchester.We also deliver to their customers on their behalf to provide a logistics service for them.

 

Our Bakestone Price marked bread has had a new design and relaunch and that has proved very popular.Our existing customers are still showing support and our bread sales are increasing on this range with like for like sales.

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Long life Hot Cross Buns are selling like hot cakes and why wouldn’t they. Shops can fill their shelves with them and have no waste, plus maximising sales as they always have them on shelf.

Hot X Buns

Export sales going well as we now supply a customer in the Cayman Islands. All in all a very busy couple of months,

 

You can follow us on twitter for more info on a much more regular basis https://twitter.com/Coultons_Bread

 

 

Latest Update

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Well, after 10 years at our old site in Eccles we have made the move away to a new site less than 3 miles away in Worsley, Manchester. Having manufactured and supplied some of the biggest retail supermarkets and discounters we made the decision to stop baking for them. The prices we were being paid did not make it worthwhile. I accept that is the way of the world and we ourselves do shop at some of these stores and want good value but if you can’t afford to sell at the low prices viably then it’s time to give up.

On a brighter note we are really happy with our new site in Worsley and all the staff are happy with the project of relocating and starting fresh. The new site is approx 4,000sq ft smaller overall, but with the offices now upstairs it still leaves the despatch area larger than the previous site. The new signage is done and looks a lot smarter as we still use our local trading name Quayside Bakery. The main reason for moving was to reduce costs in rent and rates of course.

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view of the boardroom

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Site managers desk

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general open plan

6 not 5 Benefits to GDPR

Perceived knowledge is that there are 5 benefits to having the rules changed for GDPR and they are as follows.

  1. Improved Consumer confidence
  2. Better data security
  3. Reduced maintenance costs
  4. Better alignment with evolving technology
  5. greater decision making.

Well  in my opinion the one benefit that everyone doesn’t talk about is of the greatest benefit to most businesses and that is a culling of Spam. I receive about 90 a day from companies I have not signed up for or asked for details on. I spend ages unsubscribing to them, but they seem to breed even more as they are unsubscribed..

Now, because we have to opt in, they shouldn’t be able to send me anymore of their unwanted emails. Rest assured I won’t be opting in to loads of them and it will give me less work deleting them.

I might get some proper work done now. (might)

 

St Georges Day

Should we make St Georges day a National Holiday?

St George’s Day was declared as a national feast day in 1415 and used to be largely celebrated in England, but following the unification with Scotland in May, 1707, the day has become less significant.

Now people go to work as normal, although in recent years there’s been a push to make the day a National Holiday again – we could replace one of the May bank holidays as they are too close together.

The day is not a national public holiday, although campaigners say it is unfair that Ireland and Scotland are granted a bank holiday for St Patrick’s Day and St Andrew’s Day, while the English are not.

St Georges Day Bakestone Dragon.png If we were to have a National Holiday like a bank holiday then St Georges day would become as popular as St Patricks Day which is really well celebrated ,also St. Andrews Day and St Davids day were they are public holidays in their own right.

How can you celebrate St George’s Day?

Fancy a pint? Throughout the country, pubs celebrate by decorating their venues with the St George’s cross, offering people the chance to celebrate together with a few drinks.

Fervent English fans mark the day up and down the country with parades, dancing and waving flags from buildings and pubs. Some people wear a rose, England’s national flower, on their lapel.

The hymn of Jerusalem is traditionally sung on the day and Morris Dancers often perform around the country.

As well as being the Patron Saint of England, St George is the Patron Saint of Scouting and around April 23 scouts often hold celebrations such as parades and faith services.

Let’s Toast St Georges Day

“factual source from the Telegraph newspaper”