Super selenium biscuits and bread
To the best of our knowledge, Millie’s is the first bakery in the world to create and market a range of gourmet biscuits, rolls and breads naturally enriched with Selenium – a virtual "fountain of youth" that can inhibit diseases normally associated with the ageing process.
Selenium is one of nature's best-kept secrets. Recognised as an essential micronutrient, this magical trace element has been demonstrated to:
- Reduce risk of some cancers, notably prostate and colon
- Enhance immunity, fertility and brain function
- Possess powerful anti-oxidant effects
- Reduce risk of diabetes and heart disease.
At Millie's we source all our flour locally from Laucke Flour Mills in Strathalbyn. Laucke organise committed farmers to add Selenium to their soil so as to provide more for the wheat plant to absorb. The grain then incorporates significantly increased levels of the natural forms of Selenium, a process known as bio-fortification. This allows Laucke to mill unique “Bio-Fort” flour that provides targeted and beneficial levels of biologically natural Selenium.
Dr Graham Lyons, BAgSc MPH PhD, Research Scientist at the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture and Wine says: “The emergence of functional foods has been strong over the last decade. However, Laucke Flour Mills have taken it one step further for the health and wellbeing of Australians.
"The new Selenium-enriched bakery products, like the breads and biscuits created by leading Adelaide Hills bakery Millie’s, allow Australians to introduce optimum levels of Selenium into their diet, naturally and easily."
For more information on Bio-Fort Selenium visit www.laucke.com.au.