Sunday, October 18, 2009

Do you know bread is being fortified now with folate?

I know, I know, I can't seem to make myself stop going on about food and what's in it these days.

And I recently found out, through an innocuous tv show on food followed by a little research, that commercially made bread is being fortified with extra folate, as of September just gone. Here in Australia anyway; seems like NZ is managing to put it off for the moment pending further investigation.

Smart.

The risks of extra folate to the general, non-pregnant population appear to be unknown.

Hellooooo, is anyone actually out there, in decision-making-for-the-entire-population land???



So, get to making your own if you can....the recipe for this is here.

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And it can be made with wheat flour just as easily as spelt, no adjustment required.


6 comments:

Tanya said...

I agree. Sometimes bread gets a rap for being 'too hard' to make, but once you get into a routine, no bigger I reckon, AND, you know what you put in it. I have some baking right now, for tomorrows school lunches.

Cat J B said...

I've just put some on too, for daycare lunches tomorrow :)

louisalowry said...

I don't make the bread regularly but do make all our bread rolls, crackers and biscuits. My kids, blondie especially, are not fond of sandwiches for school lunches (neither was I!! I remember hiding in the toilet at home to flush them before Mum found them in my lunchbox!) - so we make lots of fruit muffins instead.

Kath Lockett said...

..I'm actually thinking about buying Love Chunks a breadmaker for Christmas. It'd look perfect next to his first love, Mrs Krups the Coffee Machine.

Wow Louisa, you make bread rolls, crackers and biscuits? Hell, I feel virtuous if I remember to take the saladas OUT of the packet first....

Kath Lockett said...

Alright Cat, it's me again - you're the foodie, so you're now officially tagged with the 'Food Fetishes' meme thingy I've just done, okay?

Cat J B said...

Ok Kath, I'll work on it....

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