Rye bread earned the nickname “Viking bread” due to rye’s ability to grow in the relatively poor soils and cool, wet climate of Scandinavia.
Rye contains ligans (phytoestrogens) which may be important in digestive and heart health.
Preliminary studies have shown that rye may act as a natural prebiotic that helps the growth of friendly bacteria in your digestive system.
Rye contains antioxidants which help fight free radicals that can cause cellular damage if left unchecked.
Q: Are RYVITA products vegetarian/vegan? A: All RYVITA products are vegetarian. Most are vegan (the ones with cheese are not).
Q: Are any RYVITA products wheat-free? A: Yes. The Tasty Light Rye, Tasty Dark Rye, Multigrain and Toasted Sesame Crispbreads are all wheat-free.
Q: Do RYVITA products contain gluten? A: Yes. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, rye, oats, and barley, and all RYVITA products contain at least one of these cereals. The majority of RYVITA products use rye flour which, while containing significantly less gluten than wheat flour, is still unsuitable for those on a gluten-free diet.