What is Muesli?
Translated, muesli (pronounced “muse-lee”) means “stew” or “mix” because it is a mix of various nutritious grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruits. Muesli was first introduced over 100 years ago by Swiss nutritionist, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, who believed diet was essential to good health and used the cereal as part of his therapy. Today, muesli remains a breakfast staple in Europe and many parts of the world.
Muesli vs. Granola?
While muesli and granola can look very similar, there are some key differences. For example, muesli is often less toasted (or completely untoasted, as with our Bircher muesli) so it has a more natural, chewier texture and its nutritional value is less impacted by heat and processing. Muesli is made with a broad variety of ingredients, whereas most granolas are primarily made up of oats and a smaller number of other ingredients. Most mueslis contain far less sugar than a typical granola, relying on the variety of ingredients and fruits to add flavor and sweetness. Many granolas also include processed oils or fats, whereas our muesli has no added oil or fat.