Baking for a better health
For centuries bread has served as a natural source of grains and fibre essential to our health. At Lantmännen Unibake, we are innovating our baking techniques and exploring healthier alternatives to traditional ingredients – without compromising taste. Our main ambition is to positively impact public health by more than doubling the volume of healthier products by 2030. Food safety is our focal point. Actions to ensure quality and food safety run through every part of our processes.
- 100% of our bread and fast-food bread volume contains minimum 3% fibre, and 30% of wheat bread contains minimum 6% fibre
- 33% of the grain ingredients in our wheat bread and rye bread is wholegrain
- 10% reduction of average salt content in wheat bread, rye bread and fast-food bread
- 40% of sweets volume to contain max 250 kcal per portion
Because 27-84% of all wholegrains in the diet come from bread, we focus on increasing wholegrain contents in our wheat and rye bread.
Because 14-35% of all fibre in the diet come from bread, we will increase the fibre content in our wheat bread and fast-food bread buns and rolls.
Because 25-35% of all salt in the diet comes from bread, we are decreasing the salt content in our bread and fast-food bread buns and rolls.
Because our sweets category plays a role in diets as a source of energy, we are decreasing calorie content in our sweets and fast-food bread buns and rolls, and we are offering more mini and medium portion sizes.
Lifestyle related diseases on the rise
Industrialized production of foods, rapid urbanization, and changing lifestyles are transforming dietary patterns. People around the world eat more saturated fat, sugar, and salt than what is recommended. At the same time, people are consuming fewer fruits and vegetables and less dietary fibre such as wholegrains. Bread – particularly bread containing wholegrains – is an excellent source of nutrients, not least fibre. Bread also contains a lot of essential vitamins and minerals.
What are we doing on health
Lantmännen Unibake is running programs and launching projects to produce healthier products.