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Today Stonemill is giving away vouches to five lucky Ontario foodies! Yes, this bread is only available in Ontario so you lucky Ontarians gets to throw your name into the foodie hat. Just comment with your email address and write, “Yes! I live in Ontario!” to enter.
The following is a sponsored post. I wish I could have done a product review of what I call “Sunshine Bread” but because it is preservative free I could not have gotten it in time before the expiry date. Which actually impresses the hell out of me. I would love it if those who win a loaf could let me know what they think!
Stonemill is first in Ontario & English Canada to introduce vitamin D in their line of wellbeing packaged, sliced breads. These breads have 25% of daily value (%DV) of vitamin D per serving (2 slices), which is considered by Health Canada as “an excellent source of vitamin D”. This is almost as much vitamin D as what’s found in one cup (250 mL) of milk. And, it’s more vitamin D than what’s found in egg yolks, fortified orange juice or soy beverages. Consistent with the Stonemill brand of crafting all natural breads, the Vitamin D in Stonemill breads is natural.
The source of vitamin D in Stonemill bread is the yeast. During the regular production process, the yeast is exposed to a source of light that naturally transforms the sterols present in the yeast to vitamin D; a reaction similar to that which occurs when the surface of our skin is exposed to sunlight. Therefore, Stonemill breads baked with this yeast becomes a source of non-fortified vitamin D.
The vitamin D in the yeast occurs without the use of any chemicals or synthetic additives. In fact, vitamin D would occur naturally in the yeast if it was left outside sunbathing!
Chia – 6 Supergrains, Sprouted 3 Grains – 3 Grains & Oatmeal, 11 Whole Grains – Grains & Honey, 12 Whole Grains – Sprouted Rye, Omega 3 – Sprouted Flax and Sunflower & Walnut,
Fibre & Fruit – Cranberry Pumpkin Seed, Flax & Chia – Supergrains, Sourdough – Multigrain, Sourdough – Classic French, Sourdough – Hearty Bavarian Rye and Sourdough – Belgian Whole Wheat.
Stonemill bread is primarily available in Ontario. They have limited distribution in Quebec and Atlantic Canada. If you have trouble finding the bread in your area, please reach out to Stonemill via their Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/StonemillBakehouse?ref=br_tf and they’ll let you know if there’s a store in your area that carries their product.
Why Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because our bodies can make vitamin D when sunlight hits our skin. It’s a fat-soluble vitamin that’s found in relatively few foods, added to other foods, and available in supplement form.
• Research indicates that many Canadians aren’t getting their recommended daily amount of vitamin D. Canadians are susceptible to deficiencies in vitamin D due to lack of sunlight, particularly in winter months.
• There are a limited number of dietary sources of vitamin D. It’s added to milk and other fortified beverages and is naturally found in fish and egg yolks. If consumers do not consume these foods, their vitamin D intake may be low.
• Since bread is a staple in most households, it’s a natural choice as a source of vitamin D.