In Switzerland, muesli isn’t just for breakfast. It’s often part of the evening meal as well. Muesli promotes digestive regularity and, due to the whole oats, helps lower LDL cholesterol.
Bio-Familia has been using organically grown cereals and fruits since 1958. Dr. Hans Muller, the pioneer of organic cultivation in Switzerland, made Bio-Familia one of the first companies to discover the benefit of growing grains that replenish and maintain healthy soil while eliminating toxic chemicals.
Oat kernels look very much like wheat in structure. They have an outer covering of bran which protects the starchy endosperm and the germ that sits at the bottom of the grain. Whole grain oats contain seven B vitamins, vitamin E, and nine minerals, including iron and calcium. The quality and quantity of the protein in oats is far superior to that of wheat and most other grains. One ounce of oats has TWICE the protein of wheat or corn flakes. But the most important nutritional advantages are soluble fiber and GLA (gamma linoleic acid).
Bio-Familia’s environmental commitment is as impressive as their cereals. Here are some of their environmentally-friendly practices:
Support for organic farming by purchasing grain and fruit from Swiss organic farmers.
Heat recovery from the mill drying process and the use of an air compressor to produce hot water for use in the factory.
Solar panels on the roof to produce hot water.
Voluntary agreement of objectives with the Economic Energy Agency (EnAW) to reduce CO2 emissions.
100% of cooling energy produced using ground water.
Water-saving taps installed wherever possible.
Office cleaning using 100% bio-degradable cleaning agents and the use of microfiber materials.
Ecopass reward scheme: Staff use of public transport and carpools are actively promoted.
The entire volume of green electricity is taken from the local power station.