Artisan breads are made by hand. They will be widely varied in appearance, but overall are superior to mass-produced breads in terms of flavour and aroma, as most artisan breads rely on traditional fermentation of yeast or cultures, which allows greater flavour development. With better nutritional value, Whole-grain, handmade options can be a great source of fiber, antioxidants, and other substances that help you reduce the risk of diabetes, keep your digestive and circulatory system on track, among other benefits. Most artisan-style breads are shaped into round, oval, and oblong loaves. The French baguette is a slender oblong artisan loaf of bread.