Take a look at this all-star cast of ingredients!
While not every single thing we bake scores well in the ‘Good For Your Body’ charts (some, like our Belgian Chocolate Croissant, are just good for your soul), our new Wholey Grain range features many of the most beneficial ingredients nature has to offer.
We hope this Superfoods Matrix helps you to make great choices for your own, and your families wellbeing. It is of course, not comprehensive, but it represents those ingredients we use often at Shepherd’s which pack the biggest punch nutritionally.
|Ingredient||Health Benefit||Suitable for GF?||Shepherd’s Products||Flavour/Texture|
|Teff||High in Iron & Calcium + contain B Vitamins, Vitamin K (Bone Health)||Y||Teff, Sunflower Seed & Spelt Loaf||Somewhere between quinoa & poppy seeds|
|Quinoa||One of the most protein-rich foods on earth, twice as much fibre as most grains, plus iron, magnesium and many other vitamins & minerals||Y||Quinoa & Soyabean Sourdough, Country Quinoa & Soyabean ‘High Top’ Loaf, Quinoa & Soyabean Rolls & Batards.||Nutty, earthy|
|Chia||Rich in calcium, fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, omega-6 fatty acids, potassium and antioxidants. GF||Y||Apple Chia Muesli Pots, Chia Flaxseed Loaf (coming soon)||Nothing. Bland|
|Goji Berries||High in beta-carotene for healthy skin. Help boost the immune system and protect the eyes, high in antioxidants.||Y||Dark Choc Brownie||Tart|
|Flaxseed (also called Linseed)||Lower blood pressure. Richest sources of a plant-based omega-3 fatty acids in the world, high in both soluble and insoluble fiber. High in almost all vitamins and nutrients.||Y||Chia Flaxseed Loaf (coming soon), Spelt Soy & Linseed Loaf, Gluten Free Soy & Linseed Loaf||Nutty, earthy|
|Pumpkin Seeds||Heart Healthy Magnesium. Zinc for Immune Support. Plant-Based Omega-3 Fats. Prostate Health. Anti-Diabetic Effects. Benefits for Postmenopausal Women. Heart and Liver Health. Tryptophan for Restful Sleep.||Y||Casa Wholemeal Sourdough Roll w Pumpkin Seeds, Muesli, Muesli Pots, Gluten Free Buckwheat & Pumpkin Seed Loaf,||Pleasant mild taste and crunch|
|Sunflower Seeds||Rich in Vitamin E, copper, B Vitamins like thiamine, phosphorus, selenium, and more. A healthy source of essential fatty acids in the form of linoleic acid||Y||Teff, Sunflower Seed & Spelt Loaf, Muesli, Muesli Pots, German Rye with Sunflower Seeds, Fig & Walnut Cob Sourdough, Quinoa & Soyabean Burger Rolls||Pleasant mild taste and crunch|
|Agave Syrup||The sugar in agave nectar has a low glycemic index, which provides sweetness without the unpleasant “sugar rush” and blood sugar spike. Can be used moderately by dieters and SOME diabetics to replace high-glycemic and refined sugars.||Y||Muesli, Muesli Pots||Similar to maple syrup. Sweet but not overly sweet.|
|Spelt||Contains a broad spectrum of nutrients, including soluble and insoluble fiber, sodium, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and more – also high in vitamin B2, niacin, manganese, thiamin, copper, and magnesium.||N||Spelt Wholemeal Sourdough, Teff Sunflower Seed & Spelt Loaf, Spelt Sourcherry & Raisin Loaf, Organic Spelt & Rye Sourdough,||Similar to wholemeal flour/bread|