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What ingredients do you use in your breads?
All of our breads contain the following: Filtered water, brown rice flour*, tapioca flour, millet flour*, sorghum flour*, potato starch and potato flour, flax seed*, extra virgin olive oil*, yeast (GF bread yeast or GF wild sourdough starter), non-gmo xanthan gum, non-gmo guar gum, sea salt, cane sugar*.
* INDICATES ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
We use organic buckwheat flour in the buckwheat loaf and unexpected rye loaves. We use teff flour in the everyday wholegrain, 4-grain levain and unexpected rye loaves. We use organic quinoa flour in the seeded sandwich loaves.
The 3-seed blend for bagels and baguettes is organic chia, organic sesame and organic poppy seeds.
The 4-seed blend in our seeded levain includes organic sunflower seeds along with organic chia, organic sesame and organic poppy seeds.
The 5-seed blend in our seeded sandwich loaf is organic sunflower, organic pumpkin, organic chia, organic sesame and organic poppy seeds.
Other additional ingredients in specialty loaves may include- walnuts, pecans, apricots, apples, cranberries, raisins and olives, roasted garlic, parmesan, and caraway.
Do you use rice flour in all your loaves?
Yes rice flour is used in all currently available loaves. We use organic white rice flour for shaping our hand-shaped loaves.
Is your xanthan gum non-GMO?
Yes. It is sourced from Central Milling here in Petaluma, CA. In fact, most of our ingredients are GMO free and MANY are organic!
Are your products certified gluten-free?
We are not presently certified gluten-free, however please read on to learn more about our what we do to ensure our products are gluten-free.
All flours, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, used in Mama Mel's Bread are certified gluten-free or processed & packaged on lines that are not shared with gluten containing products.
The facility where the bread is made has a dedicated gluten-free kitchen where the mixing and shaping of our dough occurs as well as a separate packaging room. All equipment (except the oven*) including bread proofers, sheet pans, bread proofing baskets, loaf pans, mixing bowls, mixers, kitchen tools and cooling racks are all dedicated to gluten-free use only.
*Please note: the oven is shared with other producers that use wheat/gluten, egg, dairy and nuts, however, this occurs on separate days from when Mama Mel's Breads are baked and these products are never baked at the same time as our bread. We practice very stringent processing and cleaning procedures to reduce any risk of cross contamination!
Also note, our bread is produced in a kitchen where tree nuts, sesame seed, eggs and dairy are used and our kitchen is housed within a larger facility where wheat is used.
Do your products contain egg or dairy?
No! Unless otherwise noted, our breads are VEGAN as I've developed these breads to be egg and dairy-free in order to meet the needs of people with multiple food sensitivities.
Exceptions to this rule are the following products: Garlic- Parmesan levain. Some of our pastries that we offer at the Farmer's Market may also contain egg/butter.
Do you offer wholesale orders?
Yes! For wholesale inquiries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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