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    1. South Africa’s leading bakery SASKO recently has launched a range of speciality dumpy bread that offers new flavours, a lighter and softer texture and added vitamins.

The company which has been around since the early 1930’s have modernised their health offering. It is encouraging that it features four healthier variants, considering the excessive consumption of bread by South Africans.

The SASKO Plus+ range is low-GI, enriched with vitamins and dietary fibre, has a softer texture.  This range also caters to vegans and is Halaal and Kosher endorsed.

Here are the SASKO Plus+ range variants:

Ancient Grain Smooth Brown Bread (700g) is multigrain bread, which is lower in salt and high in calcium, and with its smooth texture, ensures its popularity with children. An unusual combination of unexpected grains used by the ancient Eastern countries and rediscovered by the Western world offers a delicious result.  Look out for Buckwheat, Millet and Quinoa in this unique and flavour-filled loaf. Buckwheat is low in fat and contains essential amino acids; Quinoa grain is another great source of protein, fibre, riboflavin, thiamin and niacin; and the Barley is high in vitamin B, iron, manganese and selenium.

Cranberry Brown Bread (700g) is a great source of vitamin C and E, multigrain and is lower in salt. This offers a tasty alternative for those looking for a little bit of sweet indulgence. Cranberries are fantastic due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content and are often referred to as a ‘super food’.

Rosehip & Honeybush Brown Bread (500g) plus added Vitamin E, is portion controlled and the perfect option for those counting calories but refusing to sacrifice taste. This bread in the SASKO Plus+ range offers a delicious floral hint. Rosehip is derived from the rose plant while Honeybush, indigenous to Southern Africa, is a tea leaf with similarities to Rooibos.

Soy & Linseed White Bread (700g) is a long standing favourite but now with a lighter bite. It’s high in Omega-3 and a great source of dietary fibre. This variant has a beautiful texture thanks to the Soy grains and Linseeds offering a crunchy bite.

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Some of the health benefits of consuming dietary fibre

A greater intake of dietary fibre improves glycemic response and insulin sensitivity, increases the production of short chain fatty acids, and increases satiety to help control overall energy intake. Dietary fibre is inversely associated with risk of dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, coronary heart disease, and stroke.

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Siyanda Nkala

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