Technically, this item is kept in my refrigerator and not my pantry, but “What’s in my Refrigerator” just doesn’t sound as good. I found this bread because I had heard a lot about Food for Life’s Ezekiel bread and wanted to try it. The grocery store I originally bought this 7 Sprouted grains bread from did not have the Ezekiel bread, so I figured I would settle for this because it was very similar. Well, I like this kind so much that I have yet to try any of the other types by Food for Life. I have repurchased this kind several times now. Let me know if you’ve tried any of the other varieties by this brand and what you think of them!
What is a sprouted grain anyway?
Sprouting involves soaking the grain, nut, seed, or bean in water. The process mimics the germination process. Soaking and sprouting times may vary depending on what it is you’re trying to sprout.
Why is that good?
- Helps to break down the hard-to-digest starches in grains into simple sugars that are much easier to digest.
- Increases the nutrient content of the grain
- Neutralizes phytic acid, which inhibits nutrient absorption in the body
- Contains less gluten than non-sprouted grains, and therefore may be a good alternative for people who are gluten-sensitive
Sprouted grains vs. whole grains vs. multi-grains
Sprouted grains- The entire kernel is used, but sprouting enhances the nutrient content even more!
Multi-grains- could be the entire kernel or could be only the endosperm. It simply means that mutliple grain types are used, but does not necessarily indicate the state of the grains or what part is used/removed.
White bread- made from using only the inside part of the kernel, the endosperm. It’s basically sugar
Besides all of its wonderful health benefits, this bread actually tastes surprisingly good! Another plus is that the Food for Life brand uses only certified organic grains and no GMOs, flour, refined sugar, or anything artificial. This bread is easy to find also. You don’t even have to brave Whole Foods for this one. I’ve actually picked this up from Food Lion before. You will find it in the freezer section. That is probably the only downside to this bread is that you have to keep it refrigerated (or in the freezer if keeping for longer periods). I always just toast mine a little bit and it’s not a huge deal. Another thing to consider is the price. Yes, it does cost a little more than other breads, but to me it’s worth it because I enjoy the taste/texture and really enjoy the added health benefits!
Hope you guys are enjoying this new post idea. Looking forward to sharing more yummy foods from my pantry! Thanks for reading!
Bows and Arrows,