About Rye and Health

This Rye and Health site introduces you to the rye grain and its food uses, physiological effects and health relevance. Here you find the latest information about rye and health in an easily accessible form. We wish to share with you the Nordic enthusiasm about the benefits of rye foods. In addition, this site wishes to serve as a worldwide forum for the scientists interested in rye. If you have results or useful links, please let us know.

The site has been originally established by the GRAINITYproject in collaboration with Univeristy of Helsinki, University of Aarhus, Nofima, Umeå University, SLU, Wasabröd, Lantmännen Food, Fazer Bakeries, Vaasan Group, Orkla and TINE BA. The current editor is VTT.

Contact information: Prof. Kaisa Poutanen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, kaisa.poutanen(a)vtt.fi

European Comission has accepted a health claim for
rye fibre to contribute to normal bowel function.