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Even absolute beginners can turn out a beautiful and delicious loaf of bread with the help of a bread machine. Whether you re an experienced baker or a newbie bread maker there are countless reasons why you need a bread machine in your kitchen. The Advantages of Using a Bread Machine Compared to making bread by hand using a bread machine has several benefits. You Don t Have To Do the Kneading. Kneading is the most arduous part of the bread making process. It s tiring tedious and leaves you with sore arms and tense shoulders. Yes it can be therapeutic. Pounding on a lump of bread dough is a good way to work out your frustrations. However if you ve had a lovely day and just want to make some bread as quickly as possible let the machine do the kneading for you.
Bread and the glycemic index The glycemic index rates foods on a scale of 1 to 100 based on how the foods affect your blood glucose levels. A rating of less than 55 is considered low 56 to 69 medium and 70 plus high. Bread ranges from 34 to 73 or more depending on the kind of grains used to make it. Bread with a low rating will be broken down more slowly in your gut giving you a steady increase in your blood sugar level. Bread with a GI value of 70 or more will cause your blood glucose to spike ie to surge and then drop suddenly. Labels for bread do not usually show whether bread has a low GI value. However you can usually estimate whether the GI value is low or not by checking the ingredients. These are usually listed in descending order by weight.
Whole grains or refined grains? When cereal grains such as wheat are harvested they are surrounded by a tough protective coating called a husk. Before you can eat the grains the husk has to be removed. This is done by threshing (beating the grains) and winnowing (blowing away the chaff ie the broken off bits of husk). The grain without its husk is called a groat. It consists of three main parts: the endosperm germ and bran. The endosperm is the main tissue inside the grain and provides nutrition in the form of starch protein and oils. The germ is the embryo the reproductive part that germinates and grows into a plant. It is surrounded by the endosperm. The germ contains several essential nutrients. Wheat germ for example is a concentrated source of vitamin E folate phosphorus thiamine zinc and magnesium essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols. Bran is the hard outer layer of grain. It is rich in dietary fibre and essential fatty acids and contains starch protein vitamins and minerals.