FAQ's

Where can I purchase the product from?

This product is available in all leading supermarkets.

Not currently available in WA, NT or Tasmania.

Is the product vegetarian?

Yes, the product is suitable for vegetarians.

Is the product vegan friendly?

Yes, the product is vegan friendly.

Does the product contain any dairy?

No, the product does not contain any dairy.

Are there any allergens in this product?

Barley White & Barley Wholemeal: contains gluten-containing cereals and soy. Made on a line that also produces products containing sesame seed so Barley, Seeds & Grain: contains gluten-containing cereals, soy and sesame seeds.

How does this product feed the good gut health/gut bacteria?

Helga’sDigestive Wellbeing is baked with BARLEYmax™, which contains a range of prebiotic fibres that feed the good bacteria in your gut, which helps with digestion and supports gut health. Good digestion and gut health supports the absorption of nutrients from your food, which is important for your overall health and wellbeing.

Why is the product sweet? Is there sugar in this product?

The product contains a unique barley ingredient that naturally imparts a distinctive flavour to the product. It commonly delivers a sweet taste to the product, which is all natural. We do not add any sugar to this product.

How much poppy seed is in Helga’s Barley, Seeds and Grain?

One serve (2 slices) of Helga's Barley, Seeds & Grain contains on average 0.7g of poppy seeds.

Why is Barley White darker than other white bread?

The product contains a unique barley ingredient that naturally imparts a distinctive colour to the product. It is a more earthy colour and that is what you are seeing in the product. The barley ingredient which helps to deliver the gut health.      

What is BARLEYmax™?

BARLEYmax™ is a high fibre wholegrain, that contains a range of fibres that feed the good bacteria in your gut, helping with digestion and supporting good gut health. BARLEYmaxgrain is a barley grain with a superior nutritional profile compared to many other commercially available grains.

Is BARLEYmax™ GM (Genetically Modified)

BARLEYmax™ wholegrain is non-GM and was developed by CSIRO using traditional plant breeding techniques. These techniques have been used for many years and are well accepted in the plant breeding industry.

Is the product low FODMAP?

We have not tested the FODMAP value of this range.

What are the seeds and grains in Barley, Seeds and Grain?

Helga’s Barley, Seeds & Grain is wheat flour based with BARLEYmax™, linseeds, poppyseeds and sorghum.

Are there probiotics/live bacteria in the product?

No, this product does not contain Probiotics.  Rather it is the Prebiotic Fibres in this product that help to feed the bacteria present in the digestive tract to help support gut health.

Can this product replace supplements or medication?

This product should be consumed as part of a healthy balanced diet. This product should not be used as a replacement for supplements or medication. Always consult a Health Care professional before changing your existing medication or diet.

How many variants in the range?

There are 3 variants:

- Barley White
- Barley Wholemeal
- Barley, Seeds & Grain

Do they contain wholegrains?

Yes:

- Barley White: One serve (2 slices) of Helga'sDigestive Wellbeing Barley White Bread contributes 25% towards the Grains &Legumes Nutrition Council™ 48g Whole Grain Daily Target Intake.

- Barley Wholemeal: One serve (2 slices) ofHelga's Digestive Wellbeing Barley Wholemeal Bread contributes 60% towards theGrains & Legumes Nutrition Council™ 48g Whole Grain Daily Target Intake.

- Barley, Seeds & Grain: One serve (2 slices)of Helga's Digestive Wellbeing Barley, Seeds & Grain Bread contributes 30%towards the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council™ 48g Whole Grain DailyTarget Intake

What is the fibre content?

- Barley White contains 6.7g of dietary fibre per100g
- Barley Wholemeal contains 7.9g of dietary fibre per 100g
- Barley, Seeds & Grain contains 7.1g of dietary fibre per 100g

What types of fibres are in there?

Helga’s Digestive Wellbeing range contains a blend of soluble fibres, including fructans and beta glucan, insoluble fibres and resistant starch.

What are the key nutrient benefits?

Helga’s Digestive Wellbeing range has the following nutrient benefits:

- High in fibre
- 2x the fibre of Helga’s Traditional White Bread
- Source of protein
- Contains whole grains
- 4.5 Health Stars
- Baked with BARLEYmax™, which contains a range of prebiotic fibres that feed the good bacteria in your gut