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.
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.
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.
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.
Export sales going well as we now supply a customer in the Cayman Islands. All in all a very busy couple of months,
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.
Coultons Bread is launching a range of 800g loaves to help convenience retailers meet demand for private-label bread. The Liverpool-based bakery d… Visit http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk today for more information!
Perceived knowledge is that there are 5 benefits to having the rules changed for GDPR and they are as follows.
Improved Consumer confidence
Better data security
Reduced maintenance costs
Better alignment with evolving technology
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.
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.
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.
Everyone of our staff have been amazing this last week in getting into work. I would personally like to thank all them. Some ares of the North have been particularly bad, Newcastle and Carlisle to name a few. The earlier part of the week saw some major disruption to our operations up there. Temperatures at night have been freezing and the night shifts have gone the extra mile working in those conditions.
Thursday onwards saw Caernarfon depot suffer in parts and we had a fantastic response with the team in there, so well done again to all of you.
The temperatures for everyone has been really cold and the phones and emails have kept us all very busy in planning what was coming into us for distribution. We prioritised the NHS accounts first as we saw those accounts obviously as very vital, given the work the hospital staff do for all of us. Our customers have been very understanding as well.
Our suppliers have been immense too and pulled out all the stops to ensure that we got our bread delivered into us for distribution.
So thank you again for all your efforts and hopefully this time next week the weather will be a little kinder.
Coultons – we’re Championing a great value for money loaf for the convenience sector.
Just a few years ago, the Great British public were a very brand conscious bunch, but things have changed, changed quickly and they continue to do so and none more so than in the category of food.
Since the surge in growth of discounters in the UK, we have as a nation become accustomed to shopping in stores that carry virtually no well-known brands what-so-ever. This has created a cultural change in shopping habits across the high-street and supermarkets as consumers are more willing to be curious and explore what is on offer. Retailers have upgraded own-label offerings, introduced sub-brands to compete with the discounters creating a surge in growth of private label across categories.
At Coultons Bread Limited, we’re embracing this with our very own brands that can champion great quality and competitiveness for retail convenience. Our range of 800g & 700g retail loaves in Bakestone, Happy Bread or Hethertons branding present opportunities for the convenience sector to compete with the supermarkets by offering a quality loaf that can compete with the buying power of those businesses.
Our heart and soul are with the convenience sector, we don’t supply the supermarkets and our brands therefore remain exclusive to the convenience retail sector and catering services.
Our brands represent great value for money and in terms of quality, we produce them to exacting standards that match those of the high street brands.
Within the sliced bread sector, private label is the fastest growing area of the market driven by the supermarkets. Our positioning at Coultons is clear. We’ll keep our range simple and focus on the core SKUs of White, Wholemeal & White&Wholemeal (we call it Brite – it’s a little bit of Brown and a little bit of White). We’ll offer these exclusively for the retail convenience sector at comparable quality to the major brands and at a price that will compete with the supermarkets.
We are well and truly on your side. We’re keeping one step ahead of the market trends, so you can rely on us to deliver for the market that we solely represent. We’re Championing Great Value & Quality in Convenience Retail.