Does Monviso make products for those who are lactose-intolerant?
Yes, apart from the classic Biscotto Salute, all Monviso products are lactose-free. The claim “no lactose” is printed on the packaging of every lactose-free product.
Are Monviso products available in other countries?
Monviso products can be found outside of Italy in the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Brazil, California, China, Cyprus, Arab Emirates, Philippines, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, Greece, South Korea, Kuwait, Maldives, Malta, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Seychelles, Spain, United States, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam.
What is stone-milled flour?
Stone-milled flour is flour milled using an ancient method in which the grains of wheat are crushed between two large millstones. This process ensures that the whole grain remains inside the flour and the bran is not separated during the milling phase, preserving the lipids and vitamins contained in the flour, thanks to the reduced milling speed, which prevents overheating.
The Io Sono Wholegrain rusk is the Monviso product made with stone-milled flour.
Is palm oil really harmful to our health?
The potentially negative effects of palm oil on our health are still subject to controversial studies. The key lies in distinguishing the various types of palm oil that exist.
Raw palm oil is rich in saturated fatty acids but also in “beneficial” antioxidants and vitamin E, and doesn’t represent a severe health risk. It is the refined oil, which is cheaper and consequently used broadly throughout the food industry, that is the real “enemy”.
In 2016, Monviso became the leading Italian brand in the 100% “no palm oil” bakery product sector.
What is the secret to a tasty low-salt diet?
It is commonly known that excessive salt consumption is very bad for our health, especially for the heart and arteries.
Monviso has always been a point of reference for those who observe a low-salt diet, offering consumers a wide range of low-salt products: the Low-salt rusk, Low-salt Crackers with chia seeds and Low-salt Breadsticks.
Why is it advisable to observe a low-sugar diet?
We’ve always known that sugar is fattening. The fact that it causes problems like diabetes and heart disease has been confirmed by numerous international researches.
It isn’t just saccharose (common white sugar) that is bad for our health, fructose is bad for us too: not the sugar contained naturally in fruit (which is harmless) but the sugar added to food and drinks which we often don’t even realise we are consuming. In short, all the sugars hidden in industrially prepared foods: not only in lots of soft drinks but also in products you might think contain no sugar at all.
The crispy Monviso No Added Sugar rusk is ideal when you have to monitor your daily sugar intake.
Why is vitamin D considered to be so good for us?
In terms of the benefits to our health, we know that vitamin D is essential to allow the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, that it is helpful in the case of respiratory problems related to asthma and tuberculosis, that it helps strengthen the immune system, plays a key role in protecting the brain and can help prevent weight gain.
Monviso’s Low-salt rusk and Low-salt Breadsticks contain vitamin D2, which particularly helps maintain the normal function of our muscles and immune system.