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BREAD - Black bread the key to beauty

  • 2007-08-08
  • By Joel Alas
TALLINN - In the Estonian language, the word for bread 's leib 's refers specifically to the delicious rye-based black bread. If it's western-style white bread you're after, you'd better order sai.The difference is more than just a word 's it's part of culture, not just for Estonians but for all Balts. Black bread is by default the loaf of choice, and there's a host of dietary, social and mythological reasons why.According to Tartu University nutrition expert Professor Mihkel Zilmer, the first rye loaves were prepared more than 1,000 years ago."Historically, farmers grew more rye th...
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