Rye and Health
In the early times in Northern and Eastern Europe the main function of rye bread was to provide energy for hard physical work. With increasing standard of living, the use declined in the 1900s´, but the new health challenges of increasing obesity and many chronic diseases have made rye interesting in a new way. The evidence about the health potential of rye bread and other rye-based foods is expanding.
Rye fiber, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals are responsible for the health benefits of rye.