Finns love the taste of rye bread and yearn for it almost the moment they are abroad. Rye bread, however, has been found to be even more valuable, and may well be a lifeline for the entire western diet. Without even knowing it, the Finns have been eating their very own practical, health-promoting food daily since the Iron Age, when they first began to cook leavened rye bread in its present form.Sahara Desert
Today's intensive research into rye began when a correlation was noticed between the low incidence of cancers and high consumption of rye bread. Besides providing fibre, rye also contains protective agents which retard or prevent the growth of hormone transmitted cancers. A rich fibre diet also helps protect against cardiovascular disease and adult diabetes. Finnish rye bread is a genuine wholegrain product, which is why it contains more roughage than any other cereal products. It is also rich in B vitamins and minerals. Since it is low in calories, rye bread is ideal for dieters.