Revolutionise your baking
Artisan bakers across the country choose to bake with organic flour and it’s no surprise why. Driven by the desire to make bread as it should be, they choose ingredients without additives and when it comes to flour, organic flour is the cream of the crop. When you’re taking the time to bake, to proudly pull a showstopper out of the oven, you can share with your family, you of course want to use the best ingredients you can get your hands on, including flour.
What’s more, for the sourdough lovers amongst us, organic flour is typically recommended for making a sourdough starter. This is because it contains the natural microbes which allow it to ferment when mixed with water.
Choosing organic flour then is a step in the right direction if we want to minimise our exposure to chemicals and help to safeguard our planet. As the Soil Association, the UK’s leading food and farming charity and organic certification body, have proposed, our shopping choices affect not only our own health, but what our world will look like in the future:
“In the face of climate change, rising diet-related ill-health and widespread declines in our wildlife, the need to produce healthy food, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and protect wildlife grows more acute by the year. There is no magic bullet to tackle the challenges that face us, but the buying decisions we make every day are a simple but powerful form of direct action.” – The Soil Association
Why not make one small change and try baking with organic flour yourself?
(1) Food Standards Agency, Approved Additives & E Numbers, https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/approved-additives-and-e-numbers, Updated 31 December 2020.
(2) Soil Association, https://www.soilassociation.org/take-action/organic-living/what-is-organic/organic-bread-flour/ and Pesticide Action Network UK, https://www.pan-uk.org/site/wp-content/uploads/Pesticides-in-Your-Daily-Bread-2014.pdf
(3) Soil Association, https://www.soilassociation.org/take-action/organic-living/why-organic/better-for-wildlife/