Frequently asked questions

Do you have a question about the Waldkorn® brand, our breads or ingredients? If so, take a look at the questions below. Is the answer to your question not there? Then send us a message using the contact form.

Sources: brood.net, broodengezondheid.be and the Nederlands Bakkerij Centrum (NBC - Dutch Bakery Centre)

Does Waldkorn® bread contain chocolate powder?

None of the Waldkorn® bread varieties contains chocolate powder.

Does Waldkorn® bread contain sugar?

Most Waldkorn® bread mixes do not contain sugar; however, some bakers add a little sugar themselves during preparation. They do this to ‘feed’ the yeast in the bread. Yeast converts these sugars into gas and alcohol, causing the bread to rise. The bread not only increases in volume, but the sugar also affects the colour of the crust. However, no sugar remains in the end product; the yeast has ‘eaten up’ the sugar, as it were. None of the alcohol formed remains either, because during the baking process it evaporates as it heats up.

Waldkorn® Oat, Waldkorn® Corn and Waldkorn® Ancient Grains contain added sugar or honey.

Does Waldkorn® bread contain salt?

Waldkorn® bread contains salt, just like many other types of bread. Adding salt ensures that the dough is not sticky and gives the bread volume and a crisp crust. According to the Dutch Meal and Bread Commodities Act Decree, bread contains a maximum of 1.8% salt out of the dry ingredients (around 1.5% salt out of the flour). In Belgium, the legal salt content is 2% out of the dry ingredients or 1.7% out of the flour. Waldkorn® breads do not contain more salt than is permitted.

Does Waldkorn® have gluten-free bread?

There is no gluten-free Waldkorn® bread variety at the moment. Check with your baker. Perhaps they have gluten-free bread in their range. Otherwise, you will find suitable bread in the supermarket and/or organic food store.

Does Waldkorn® have wholemeal bread?

Waldkorn® currently offers three wholemeal bread varieties: Waldkorn® Dark Whole Wheat, Waldkorn® Deluxe and Waldkorn® Ancient Grains.

According to the Dutch Meal and Bread Commodities Act Decree, wholemeal bread must contain 100% wholemeal flour. Wholemeal flour contains all the parts of the grain kernel: the endosperm, the germ and the bran. These should be present in their natural proportions, whether processed or not. Wholemeal bread is made using the whole grain kernel and therefore contains all the good nutrients that the grain kernel has to offer. It makes no difference whether the bread is made using wheat, spelt, rye or another grain variety.

How best can I store my Waldkorn® bread?

It is best to store Waldkorn® bread in a plastic bag placed in a closed bread bin. That keeps it nice and soft for longer. Do not keep it in the fridge as this makes it lose its freshness a lot faster. Want more tips? Then be sure to read this blog post.

Is Waldkorn® bread available in my neighbourhood?

Check our map. Enter your postcode or commune and find all the Waldkorn® bakers in your neighbourhood.

How is Waldkorn® bread made?

Bread is made of flour or meal, yeast and/or desem, salt and water. The Waldkorn® bread varieties contain flour or meal produced using different types of grain, to which flavourings such as seeds, desem, malt, sugar or herbs are added, depending on the bread variety. The baker adds flour or meal, yeast and water. Bakers can make the Waldkorn® bread following a standard recipe, but they are also free to add ingredients. In addition, the baker can also make his own delicious rolls, baps or sandwiches.

How many ingredients does Waldkorn® bread contain?

Bread is made of flour or meal, water, yeast and/or desem and salt. These are the basic ingredients. With Waldkorn® breads, the flour or meal portion is always made up of flour or wholemeal of various grain types (whole or ground, crushed or in flakes) and seeds. Depending on the type of bread, the following flavourings are used: malt extract, sugar or honey, dried desem, spices and sometimes even vitamins. The taste, smell, colour, texture, storage life, crust, crumb, volume, etc. of bread is determined by the ingredients added to the base of meal or flour, yeast, salt and water. So bread can easily contain more than four ingredients.

Is Waldkorn® bread coloured white bread?

The Waldkorn® bread varieties are multigrain breads made using flour and/or meal from various types of grain. At Waldkorn®, taste takes precedence over colour. So the ingredients used first of all determine the taste of the bread; the colour results from the choice of the ingredients. For instance, Waldkorn® Classic, the most well-known bread varietie, has a pronounced malty taste. It is even known for this taste. It comes from the use of barley malt. The barley malt used in these breads is dark, so the breads have a dark colour. If a higher proportion of dietary fibre is important to you, you can opt for Waldkorn® Dark Whole Wheat. Other Waldkorn® bread varieties such as Waldkorn® Oat and Waldkorn® Trispelti for example, have a more mellow taste and a paler colour. Waldkorn® Corn has a yellow colour owing to the use of corn meal.

Is Waldkorn® bread white, brown or wholemeal bread?

In the Netherlands, the Meal and Bread Commodities Act Decree (July 2020 version) determines whether bread is white, brown or wholemeal. This designation has nothing to do with the colour of the bread but relates to the use of flour, meal or wholemeal when making the bread. White bread must be made using meal in which bran is not visible to the naked eye.

Brown bread must be made using meal in which bran is visible to the naked eye. Wholemeal bread must be made using meal in which the naturally occurring starch-rich endosperm, germ and bran of the type of grain concerned are present in their natural proportions, whether or not they have been processed.

This makes it clear to consumers what is the basis of the meal ingredient, regardless of the colour of the bread. The designation white, brown or wholemeal does not apply only to bread made with wheat. So bread made with other grains or several grains is also white, brown or wholemeal.

The Waldkorn® range includes various types of bread (according to the guidelines set out above).

White Waldkorn® breads: Waldkorn® Oats, Waldkorn® Heritage, Waldkorn® Corn, Waldkorn® Trispelti, Waldkorn® Vital.
Wholemeal Waldkorn® breads: Waldkorn® Dark Wholemeal, Waldkorn® Deluxe, Waldkorn® Ancient Grains.
White, brown or wholemeal, depending on how the baker prepares it: Waldkorn® Classic.

The following Waldkorn® breads are ‘rich in fibre’ (at least 6% fibre per 100 g bread), although they fall into the white bread category: Waldkorn® Classic, Waldkorn® Oats and Waldkorn® Vital.

Is Waldkorn® bread vegan?

The most well-known type is Waldkorn® Classic, which you can find at your baker’s, or Waldkorn® Authentic Multigrain, in supermarkets in the Netherlands.

The bread varieties referred to above do not contain any ingredients of animal origin but because there is always a risk of cross-contamination in the meal plant, at the baker’s workplace or in the store, we do not claim that our products are vegan.

To be certain, you can ask your baker or read the supermarket label.

Where can I find the nutritional values of the bread?

You can ask your baker about the nutritional values of the bread. If you buy bread in the store, the nutritional values are indicated on the packaging.

Is Waldkorn® multigrain bread?

The term ‘multigrain’ may only be used if the meal component of the bread contains at least three different types of grain and the main grain does not account for more than 90% of the meal component. All Waldkorn® bread varieties are multigrain with the exception of Waldkorn® Oat (white wheat and oats bread) and Waldkorn® Corn (white wheat and corn bread).

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