Nutrition and Health
Are your breads Organic?
Yes we are certified organic by OF&G
You can read more about the work OF&G do here: https://ofgorganic.org/
Are your breads suitable for a keto diet?
Yes they are. We recommend 1-2 thin slices a day which is around 25-50g of Dillon Organic bread. This would equal around 3-6g of carbs in total, well within the carb limits of a keto diet. We also believe strongly in plant based healthy fats which are important if you’re following a keto diet. The Flax and Sunflower seeds provide fantastic sources of omega 3 and omega 6 fats.
How many carbs or net carbs are there per 100g?
We have around 12g carbs/net carbs per 100g depending on the bread variety.
“net carbs” relate to U.S.A product labelling where fibre is subtracted from total carbohydrate count. However, in the UK and EU, the nutrition labels just use Carbohydrate and Fibre separately so “net carbs” is equivalent to “Carbohydrate” on our label.
If you are consuming a product with sweeteners such as Xylitol, some UK/EU labels will also have “polyols” on the labels listed separately but under the category of Carbohydrates. So you’d need to subtract the total “Polyols” from the total carbohydrates section to reach “net carbs.” This is because Polyols are not absorbed by the body like sugars so are less important on a keto diet.
However, we do not use sweeteners (polyols) in our products so the only relevant count for you is the Carbohydrate per 25g portion/per 100g (3g/12g).
How many Carbs are there per serving?
Around 3g Carbs per 25g serving for each bread flavour. You can see our nutritionals here:
Your bread has a lot of fat, isn’t that unhealthy?
We believe strongly in plant based healthy fats which are important in maintaining a healthy diet. The Flax and Sunflower seeds in Dillon Organic bread provide fantastic sources of omega 3 and omega 6 fats. Studies show that eating foods rich in unsaturated fats improve blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease the risk of a heart attack and stroke.
Omega-3 fatty acids in particular boost heart health by improving cholesterol levels, reduce blood clotting, reduce irregular heartbeats and lower blood pressure. They are also highly important in brain function.
Are your breads gluten-free?
Each product is made in a gluten-free site, validated by the independent laboratory checks we’ve had conducted at values of less than 5 parts/million
Are your breads Vegan?
Is there any yeast in the bread?
No we do not use yeast. Instead, we use bicarbonate of soda to help rise the bread in the oven.
You put Sunflower oil in your bread - is that unhealthy?
We use Organic, cold pressed high Oleic (omega 9) sunflower oil in the products which are then heated to 180 degrees Celsius in baking. High Oleic (omega 9) oils like Olive oil are considered healthier than their omega 6 counterparts (most sunflower oils). According to Dr Axe, a prominent nutrition thought leader, these high oleic oils are healthier for your heart and overall health. Our organic sunflower oil is 82% high oleic (omega 9) which enables it to keep it's structural integrity at higher temperatures of up to 235 degrees Celsius. Standard industrial sunflower oil, consisting mainly of high linoleic (omega 6) has a lower smoke point. Check out the link below for more info:
What is the difference between sunflower oil contained in seeds v standard industrial sunflower oil?
Most (not ours) industrial seed oils are high in omega-6. Sunflower seeds in our bread naturally contain omega-6 fatty acids, as do poultry, avocados and nuts. Omega 6 oils from whole foods are not a problem if they are consumed as part of a balanced diet also containing abundant omega-3 fatty acids from foods such as flaxseed, chia seeds and seafood. Whole-food sources of omega-6 fatty acids include nutrients that protect omega-6 from oxidising. Seeds are also not exposed to the industrial treatments, chemicals and extreme heat that make standard industrial seed oils so toxic and damaged.
Do your Keto breads or Sliced Gluten free breads reduce calories after I put them in the freezer, defrost and subsequently toast?
That’s a very interesting question and one we have not tested.
Our assumption is that freezing the bread will turn the small levels of starch present into resistant starch. This might reduce the processed calorific intake marginally as the resistance starch will feed the gut bacteria in your microbiome as well as feeding you.
Toasting the bread will cause a chemical reaction in which some water is removed, making the bread slightly drier. We don’t think the calories will be any different though from the toasting. However, some studies have shown the Glycaemic Index to reduce after toasting which is helpful for diabetics and those looking to stabilise blood sugar levels.
Do you add sugar or sweeteners?
Do you add preservatives, thickeners, gums, gluten or any other nasties?
No! Our bread is made as nature intended and we pride ourselves on our clean, simple ingredients labels.
Are your breads ultra processed foods (UPF's)?
Absolutely not! Our breads are made from wholefood ingredients which you'll easily find in your kitchen cupboard. Unfortunately, most gluten free breads you find in supermarkets are ultra processed foods (UPF's) as they contain emulsifiers Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose and/or Carboxymethyl Cellulose which according to Dr Tim Spector OBE, a leading medical doctor and scientist, have a detrimental impact on the gut flora/microbiome as well as risk of cardiovascular disease (BMJ 2023; 382 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2023-076058 (Published 06 September 2023).
Is your bread high in fibre?
Yes! Our bread contains around 3 grams of fibre per 25g serving and 13g per 100g depending on the variety. A “high fibre” claim is when foods contain at least 6g fibre per 100g. The source of fibre in our breads is from the flax, psyllium Husk and sunflower seeds we use.
Is your Keto bread Paleo?
Yes! We do not use any grains, legumes or dairy in the bread.
What is Psyllium husk and why is it in the bread?
Psyllium husk is a shrub like herb called Plantago psyllium and the husk is the outer coating of the seed. It’s high in fibre, making it great for gut health and keeping you regular. In the bread, it’s used to help bind other ingredients together naturally.
Is your bread high in protein?
We have around 9g protein per 100g depending on the bread. This is around 13% of the energy value of the bread providing protein and therefore not deemed “high protein” However, it is a “source of protein.”
The bread is high in calories-isn’t that going to put on weight?
Our bread is nutrient dense and unashamedly high in calories. We do not subscribe to the out of date model of nutrition which states that high calories equals weight gain. By following a keto or low glycaemic load (GL) diet, one can eat high calorie food and actually lose weight (within reason). What’s more important from our perspective is reducing refined carbohydrates, sugar and foods that combine high fat & sugar together. These foods in excess will lead to weight gain and increased body fat, not to mention poor general health!
Does your bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) contain aluminium?
Baking soda, is sodium bicarbonate, and it does not contain any acidifying agent–aluminium-based or otherwise.
No Baking soda therefore contains aluminium as it’s 100% sodium bicarbonate with a chemical structure of CHNaO3.
Our supplier of baking soda uses a process to keep it as pure as possible and this is called solution mining. Hot water is funnelled underground to dissolve minerals such as nahcolite, which is where baking soda comes from. These are then dissolved into the water, which is then pumped back to the surface.
Once at the surface, this enriched water goes through a process where the sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate are extracted. The water is crystalized, spun dry, and then screened, and the result is pure baking soda.
Baking soda which goes through commercial processing involves purified water dissolving sodium carbonate, with carbon dioxide then jetted through the water. The sodium carbonate then bonds with carbon dioxide resulting in sodium bicarbonate. This mixture is then placed in a centrifuge where the water is removed. Even though this commercial process is done in a factory, there little difference between the two processes in the method of mining natural or pure commercialised baking soda.
There are no added impurities or chemicals in either commercialised baking soda or naturally mined baking soda.
“Baking powder” on the other hand can sometimes use aluminium based acids such as sodium aluminium phosphate to help the baked goods rise. You need to check with manufacturers of “baking powder” first to see if these are used but thankfully Dillon Organic does not use baking powder.
Buying, storage and use
Why is it so expensive?
The reason the bread is expensive is because it is made from the highest quality organic ingredients. Organic sunflower seeds and organic flaxseeds are very expensive to purchase and have increased considerably since the war in Ukraine. These two seeds make up most of the recipe. Unlike most low carb breads, we don’t use cheap fillers.
However, the bread is incredibly nutritious and you only need a small amount - a thin 25g slice to curb your hunger. You can slice around 8-10 thin slices in 1 x 250g pack.
Where can I purchase Dillon Organic Bread?
You can find us on this website, on Amazon, Holland and Barrett stores across the UK, Abel & Cole, Planet Organic stores, Revital stores and in independent health stores
What is the bread’s shelf life?
The bread will last for it’s entire printed Best before end date on pack. This is usually around 6 months depending on when it was produced.
How long does it last once opened?
Once opened, the bread should be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze the bread?
Yes you can! We like to slice it before freezing so that when you take it out of the freezer you can pop it straight in the toaster to toast (or double toast!).
How do you recommend eating the bread?
We strongly recommend slicing the bread thin and toasting it, sometimes double toasting for extra crisp! See our serving suggestions section
Do you care about our environment?
We are 100% organic certified by Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G). For us, being organic is so important as it helps to protect the soil, biodiversity and reduce pesticide usage. We see it as the most sustainable farming approach. You can read more about the work OF&G do here: https://ofgorganic.org/
Do your breads contain any palm oil, or GM ingredients?
Is the plastic wrapping recyclable?
Sadly we have not yet come up with a recyclable wrapper. We are working hard to find more eco friendly solutions to our packaging. However, the packaging is made in part by recycled plastic.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit and debit cards (including AMEX), plus Google Pay, Shop Pay, Apple Pay, and PayPal.
Where can I find a discount code?
If you subscribe to our emails you’ll get 10% off your first order. Once subscribed we’ll send one or two emails out per month, sometimes with a subscriber only discount code.
Can I cancel my order?
Generally, we don't accept cancellations because the delivery cost has usually been paid by us. Please think carefully before making your order and read our terms and conditions here:
On a case by case basis, if you’ve changed your mind, we will refund your order if it has not yet been dispatched. Just provide us with your order number.
Do you provide refunds?
Please see our refunds policy here: https://www.dillonorganic.co.uk/policies/refund-policy
Where do you deliver?
We deliver to many countries including the UK, much of mainland Europe. Please input your post code into the shipping rate calculator to see if we can deliver to your location. Also see:
How long does UK delivery take?
Please see our shipping rates section here for more info:
How Much does UK delivery cost?
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How Long do international orders take?
We aim to dispatch your orders within 24 hours of receiving it Monday-Thursday. We aim to dispatch orders placed Friday-Sunday the next working day.
Usually, your bread will arrive 7 working days later for the EU and 13-17 days later for the rest of the world. Also see:
How Much does international shipping cost?
The cost of international shipping varies. To check delivery prices to your address, please add the items you want to buy to your basket then go through to checkout. Input your post or zip code at the checkout and our website will calculate how much delivery to your area will cost.
As of January 2021, deliveries to the EU from the UK are subject to an additional tax/duties fee. Charges are subject to the price you paid for the order/weight of the package and which country you live in. Please refer to your own government web site for more information.
I’m ordering from outside the UK, will I be charged an additional fee?
As of the 1st January 2021, under the EU VAT distance selling regulation, tax and duties will be charged for deliveries within the EU at the appropriate rate for the country of destination. This will also be dependent on the weight of goods and/or the price you paid for them and will have to be paid in order for you to receive your items.
For orders outside the EU and UK, duties may also need to be paid when the shipment reaches your country. To learn more, please visit your government website.