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Red Fife

Red fife contains a form of gluten that most people can digest easily.  It is considered a heritage wheat.  This means that it is a GMO free grain and has not been altered in a lab.  For anyone looking to avoid modern day wheat in their diet, red fife is an ideal food choice.  Red fife flour has a slight cinnamon smell and flavour. Quick Facts: -Red fife was brought to Canada in 1842 by a man named David Fife -In 2011, Prince Charles was introduced to red fife in Canada.  He enjoyed it so much that he had some sent...

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Barley, Hulless

Barley was one of the first crops to be cultivated in the Near East, almost the same time as Einkorn. Hulless Barley is used at Daybreak Mill to make our Pot Barley. Hulless barley is different from blue barley in that it is a softer, lighter version. This comparison is equivalent to that of soft white wheat in relation to hard spring wheat. Quick Facts: - Very low in saturated fat and sodium -Good source of dietary fiber, manganese, high level of beta-glucan, B vitamins, and carbohydrates -The earliest found hulless barley was  discovered in 8500 BCE -Can be used to make alcoholic...

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Barley, Blue

Barley was one of the first crops to be cultivated in the Near East, almost at the same time as Einkorn. Barley is used extensively in soups and stews to give them a heartier and fuller flavour.  The health benefits of barley continue to expand as in a recent study it has been found that the soluble fiber present in barley can improve various metabolic syndromes such as insulin sensitivity in both individuals with and without diabetes mellitus (Khoury, Cuda, Luhovvy & Anderson, 2012). We use Blue Barley to make our barley flour.QUICK FACTS Blue barley is different from hulless...

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Flax

Flax contains a high concentration of omega-3 essential fatty acids.  You will gain more health benefits from flax seeds if you grind them before consuming them, this allows for greater nutritional absorption.  Brown and gold flax have the same nutritional value – just a slightly different flavour; brown is more mild while gold is more intense. Quick Facts: - High in protein, fibre, vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids -The chemical free soil and crop rotations used in organic farming help ensure the high quality of nutrients in organic flax

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Oats

Our Daybreak Mill oats have not been steam or heat treated during processing, so they are considered a raw food.  Raw foods retain their full nutritional value throughout processing.  Consuming oat products has been shown to lower cholesterol levels in the body due to their high content of a special fiber called beta-glucan.  Oats are good for the heart and cardiovascular system.   Quick Facts: -In 2010, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada said that Canada produced more oats than any other country -Oats are most common in livestock feed -Oats are used in the United Kingdom for brewing beer -Storing your...

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