Are Crumpets Healthy?
It doesn’t get more British than a mug of tea and crumpets, but how good for you are they really? We’ve done the research about whether crumpets are healthy, so read on for what you need to know.
Crumpets are a British staple that has been eaten since as early as the 5th century, and are one of the first things people associate with British food and culture (we do love our bread). Until the 19th Century, crumpets were typically eaten daily — so surely they can’t be bad for you considering they have been a key part of the British diet?
What is in crumpets?
Crumpets don’t have very many ingredients at all, as they are effectively pancakes, so the ingredients typically consist of:
- Water (or sometimes milk)
Are crumpets healthy?
The problem with crumpets is that generally, varieties found in supermarkets contain high salt levels. Brands like Warburton’s and Kingsmill, known for their crumpets, contain up to 15% of your recommended daily salt intake in just one crumpet. However, that isn’t to say that you shouldn’t have crumpets any more — there are still several positives to crumpets as a breakfast, after all. They are low calorie and they keep you feeling fuller for longer, so it’s advised that if you do love crumpets to eat just one at a time. As the saying goes, everything in moderation! Crumpets can still absolutely be incorporated into a healthy and balanced diet.
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by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.