Ibn Sina’s thoughts on bread
• Bread should be salty, well risen, well baked in the oven, and eaten after one night.
• Bran-free bread is more useful than other types of bread and is considered good food. But he was slow.
• Bread made from fresh wheat is fast fattening.
• Bread made from unsifted flour softens the stomach.
• Bread made from clean, white flour is constipating.
• Sourdough bread softens the stomach, and sourdough bread hardens the stomach