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December 16, 2012

Healthy Desserts at Vista Cafe - Verasu

My first encounter with cakes made from spelt flour was three years ago when I was doing a course on pastry. A friend took me to Verasu  so I could get a break from  fattening cakes. For those of you who might not know, Verasu is a store which especializes in home and kitchen appliances and products. It also has cafe/bakery called Vista Cafe that serves healthy meals and desserts at reasonable prices. I was there recently with the girlfriends and another friend to celebrate Father's Day.We had just came back from a party and decided to go to Verasu for desserts.

Brownie cheesecake

Vista Cafe is known as Thailand's first bakery that uses Spelt flour in their cakes and other baked goodies. I had been meaning to learn more about it for so long. After my recent visit to Verasu, I did a research about spelt  and its benefits. I was glad I was finally able to get answers to my questions.

What is spelt?

Spelt is a cereal grain in the wheat family and is a delicious and healthy alternative to wheat flour. Since spelt flour contains gluten, people with gluten allergies cannot eat it. However, people with mild wheat allergies seem to be able to tolerate it without issue. Known for its nutty taste, spelt flour is rich in protein, B vitamins, magnesium and fiber. It is also a reliable source of iron, niacin, thiamin, copper and phosphorous.

Benefits of Spelt

The combination of nutrients in spelt seems to enhance the immune system and to aid in the clotting of blood. Spelt also appears to be helpful for those who suffer from migraine headaches, atherosclerosis and diabetes. The fiber and niacin in spelt can improve cardiovascular health and decrease the risk of heart disease, and the combination of magnesium and fiber in spelt flour may lower the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.


So if you want to indulge in guilt-free desserts, go to Vista Cafe and check out what they have to offer..

Sugar-free carrot cake

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