1. Did you know that the first Waldkorn® bread was baked in the Netherlands in 1989?

Waldkorn® was a real trendsetter from the start. This was the very first airy, dark-coloured multigrain bread on the Dutch market. This classic is still part of our range, under the name Waldkorn® Classic.

Want to know more about our history? Check out this page.

2. Did you know that the Waldkorn® taste comes mainly from malt?

Malt is germinated, dried grain that has been used since the time of the Ancient Egyptians. It gives extra taste to lots of products such as beer, whisky and bread. How is malt made? By letting grain kernels germinate. Barley is usually used for this. Malt exists in various brown hues.

Waldkorn® Classic also contains malt and it’s appreciated: it is this intense malty taste that makes the bread so popular and recognisable.

3. Did you know that Waldkorn® contains lots of different types of grain?

Most Waldkorn® bread varieties are multigrain breads. According to the Dutch Meal and Bread Commodities Act Decree, multigrain bread must contain at least three grains types and the main grain type used in the bread may amount to a maximum of 90% of the meal component.

For multigrain breads we usually use the traditional grains: wheat, oats, rye, spelt and barley. ‘Traditional’ because everyone knows these grains and because according to the ‘grain timeline’, they are relatively young.
The primeval or ‘ancient’ grains that we use regularly are einkorn, emmer, khorasan and wild rye.

Want to know more about our grains? Read all about them here.

4. Did you know that there are ten different Waldkorn® varieties?

Waldkorn® is so much more than the classic in our range. We have ten varieties, each with their own unique taste and blend of grains and seeds. Corn, ancient grains, oats… there’s something for everyone!

Want to find out about them all? Take a look at our product page.

5. Did you know that some Waldkorn® breads also contain ‘ancient grains’?

Besides our range with traditional grains (wheat, rye, oats, etc.), we also have an Ancient Grains assortment. These grains have been around for a very long time – thousands of years, in fact! They are the forebears of our modern-day grains and developed through hybridisation with wild grasses. They originate from the ‘fertile crescent’, a historical region in the Middle East, and from there they were introduced and spread around Europe thousands of years ago. But now, ancient grains are really making a comeback. And that is hardly surprising, given that they are tasty and pure.

Be sure to try our Waldkorn® Ancient Grains (einkorn and emmer combined with wheat) or Waldkorn® Trispelti (einkorn and emmer combined with spelt).

Want to know more about our Ancient Grains? Take a look here.

6. Did you know that Waldkorn® also exists in pyramid shape?

A filled sandwich is not to be missed, but a tasty bread roll is nice, too. That’s why small Waldkorn® bread rolls are available. These Waldkorn®  rolls are finished with grains and seeds and fit perfectly in the Dutch Wheel of Five (the Belgian food pyramid). As well as the Waldkorn® Classic, Waldkorn® Corn, Waldkorn® Vital and Waldkorn® Ancient Grains are also available as rolls. The Waldkorn® Classic roll is the most well-known, thanks to its pyramid shape. These rolls can mainly be found in sandwich bars.

7. Did you know that Waldkorn® also has a wholemeal variety?

You’ve probably already heard a lot about wholemeal, but what exactly is it? Wholemeal bread always contains 100% wholemeal flour. This is made of whole grain kernels (endosperm, germ and bran – in their natural proportions) and therefore contains all the good dietary fibres, vitamins and minerals that you need for a balanced diet.

The positive effects of wholemeal products can be attributed mainly to the large quantity of fibre that they contain. Ideal for optimal digestion and for feeling full for longer after eating. Wholemeal bread can be made of meal based on different types of grain: wheat, spelt, rye or another type.

At the moment, Waldkorn® has three varieties based on wholemeal grain: Waldkorn® Dark Whole Wheat (available from supermarkets and bakers), Waldkorn® Deluxe and Waldkorn® Ancient Grains (available from bakers).

8. Did you know that einkorn is so named because each ear contains just one grain kernel?

This is one of the oldest grains in the world. Ötzi, the world-famous prehistoric man who lived about 5,300 years ago, was found with some einkorn in his pouch and his stomach.

Want to find out more about our ancient grains? Read all about them here.

9. Did you know that Waldkorn® grows its own ancient grains?

For our ancient grains, Waldkorn® entered into an exclusive cooperation agreement with farmers in Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary (owing to the climate and the soil). In specially selected fields, they grow ancient grains such as emmer, wild rye and einkorn, exclusively for Waldkorn®. So Waldkorn® can be sure of good grain quality.

10. Did you know that grains came from wild grasses?

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