Seigle de Margeride : An exceptional product !
As veritable specialists of Seigle du Margeride (Rye flour from Margeride), we have put in place a “filière”: a chain of collaboration between the farmers producing the Rye grown at the Margeride, following the process right up to your bakery.
A focus on an exceptional product:
Rye bread is known to be very good for our health. Its richness in soluble fibre makes its property as a cholesterol reducing agent much more effective than that of wheat bread. In addition it is worth remembering that the rye cultivated on the Margeride has its own special characteristics due to its hardy nature and the land where it is grown. These properties translate into a nutritional profile closer to what are known as the “ancient ryes” rather than the variety of ryes that are more commonly grown today:
- With respect to minerals: there are higher levels of magnesium, copper, iron and zinc
- It is rich in soluble fibre which help reduce cholesterol levels
So, not only is the Seigle de Margeride the mark of a noble, authentic cereal grown in a protected area, it also has its own nutritional qualities that set it apart.
Source: Etude INRA 2007 “Les atouts nutrionnels du pain de Seigle”. F.Leenhardt et C. Rémésy.