Health & Nutrition

So, what are 'whole grains'?

Whole grains, or foods made from them, contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain. Even if the whole grains have been turned into flour or flakes, they will still deliver the same great balance of nutrients found in the original grain.

Why are they good for me?

Whole grains are great fibre providers and also contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Nutritionists believe we should eat more whole grain foods, but surveys show that most of us are eating less than we used to. We don’t have specific recommendations in the UK but we can take guidance from other countries – for example the US recommends eating 48g of whole grain a day. So if you start the day with two slices of Kingsmill 50/50 800g you’re already half way there!

Enjoy bread as part of a healthy diet

Carbs often get a bad rep with some people thinking starchy foods – such as potatoes, bread, rice, pasta, and cereals – are fattening. In fact, gram for gram they contain fewer than half the calories of fat! Starchy foods are a great source of energy and they contain fibre, calcium, iron and B vitamins.

These foods should make up just over a third of the food we eat and should be eaten every day as part of a healthy diet.

Is Kingsmill vegan & vegetarian friendly?

Vegetarian?Yes! Good news, The entire Kingsmill range is suitable for vegetarians.

Vegan?All of our bread and many of our products are vegan but best to check the back of pack just to be sure.