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Before you shop

  • Think about the week ahead and what bakery products you are likely to need.
  • Planning your meals and food shopping can save you money as well as food waste as you only buy what you really need – remember to write a list!


When you shop

  • If you struggle to get through a whole loaf of bread why not opt for a half loaf next time you do your shopping, most major retailers offer smaller loaves of bread.


Making the most of your bakery

  • If you are unsure of how much fresh bread your household will get through, you can store bread in the freezer, for example by putting half of the loaf in a freezer bag or suitable container to use at a later date or to take out slice by slice.
  • Hot weather turn bread mouldy faster, keep in a dark cool place – ideally in a bready bin – to help it stay fresher for longer.
  • It is not advisable to store bread in the refrigerator (except in extremely hot weather) as this will speed up the staling process.
  • Cakes and pastries are best stored in a covered box or suitable container, out of direct sunlight.

(source: Food Standards Agency)


Good for you

  • The food standards agency recommends that 33% of our energy intake as complex carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, cereals, rice and potatoes.
  • Whole meal bread is a rich source of fibre and nutrients however white bread provides more dietary calcium.

(source: Food Standards Agency)

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