Sharpham Park has launched a spelt bread range in Waitrose. The 400g range includes a wholegrain bloomer with sunflower seeds, a refined white loaf, and a spelt and rye loaf. Spelt has a low glycaemic index of 30, so releases sugars and nutrients into the blood stream slowly, said the firm.

The loaves have been created for Sharpham Park by specialist bread maker Rinkoff Bakery. The spelt used is grown organically, and stone-ground in small batches.

The range is also available at Selfridges where it offers an additional sourdough bread variety.