Bread and baked goods

Bread is a symbol of life and prosperity

Bread provides our bodies with energy.

Fresh bread tastes, smells and looks good.

Freshness is important, as many of bread’s good qualities are lost when it goes stale. Dark breads made from rye flour are more nutritious than white bread.

Bread is a popular staple in many cultures throughout the world. It exists in many forms, using a variety of ingredients and baked in different ways.

Bear in mind the need for balanced nutrition, and find out exactly what goes into the baked goods you eat. How were the ingredients grown or produced? Will they provide your body with safe and beneficial nourishment, and the right amounts of micronutrients?

Try to buy local products, especially those that are made using organically grown ingredients.

Read the factsheet to find out more about bread.