National Festival of Breads

Event was held on June 13, 2015, in Manhattan, Kansas

The National Festival of Breads is a bread baking contest which encourages those who like to bake to develop their skills.

Kansas Wheat, King Arthur Flour and Red Star Yeast, with assistance from the Home Baking Association and other contributors, would like to recognize wheat farmers, millers, and ingredient companies and honor amateur home bakers during wheat harvest in June 2015 by hosting the National Festival of Breads baking contest in Manhattan, Kansas. 

The Contest emphasizes the role that bread plays in a healthy and active lifestyle. The kernel of wheat is a storehouse of nutrients essential to the human diet, and a complex carbohydrate that provides a source of time-released energy. In addition, bread provides dietary fiber, protein, fat, iron, zinc and B vitamins in our diets. The B vitamin folic acid has been shown to prevent birth defects and may help reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease and some cancers. In addition to the nutritional benefits, baking bread from scratch is an achievable and rewarding experience for the baker.

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