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German rye bread

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 17 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 17 July, 2012, 12:00am

Delba 5 Grain Bread

HK$17 for 250 grams, ThreeSixty

This all-natural, preservative-free loaf is made mainly from rye, with added wheat, barley, oats and millet. Most rye breads are traditionally made with a sourdough starter and have a very long baking period, hence they tend to be dark-coloured and taste malty and slightly sour.

Verdict: grainy and crumbly; thinly sliced as it's so dry and dense that it's best savoured in small amounts.

Mestemacher Rye Bread with Muesli

HK$29.90 for 500 grams, Gourmet

Freshly ground whole rye grains are combined with sultanas, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds and linseed to make a high-fibre, high-energy loaf. Packs 8.4 grams of fibre per 100 grams.

Verdict: chewy, nutty and slightly sweet; good toasted and spread with butter or honey.

Pema Whole Grain Bread

HK$35 for 500 grams, City'super

This 10-pack offers six varieties - rye bread, with sunflower seed, with flaxseed, special bread (fibre-rich), fitness bread (with oats) and for children (with wheatgerm and honey).

Verdict: the individually wrapped portions are great for snacking - each 50-gram portion has only about 85 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. The children's flavour is moist, soft and lacks the off-putting strong rye taste.


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