Food For Lifes Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread Is A Crunchy, Healthy, Protein-Balanced Slice of Organic Goodness
Bread made without flour? Out of sprouted grains, legumes and seeds? This couldnt possibly taste good, could it?
In the past, Ive sung the praises of Food for Lifes Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain cereal.
Based loosely on a Biblical recipe culled from the Book of Ezekiel, Food for Life (the company that makes Ezekiel bread) has introduced a whole line of sprouted grain foods that run the gamut from Cereal, to bread to pasta?and even?tortillas.?
Regardless of how you feel about the scriptural roots of these foods (or even your interpretation of the related Biblical passages and there are many), the folks who make Ezekiel 4:9 bread and cereal are on to something. At the end of the day, you could be a pagan and still benefit from this bread.
While it seems inconceivable that you could make a crunchy cereal or fluffy, light loaf of bread out of sprouted grains and beans, Food for Life has figured out how to do it.
And even better, theyve done it without sacrificing nutrition, flavor or using preservatives or sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup.
In the case of Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread, the result is an organic, nutritionally-dense, high fiber bread that also is a complete protein one of the few breads on the market that contain all 9 essential amino acids, is low in fat, has no?Trans Fats?or cholesterol and is generally low in?sodium.?
About Ezekiel Bread: What Is It & How Do They Make It
Ezekiel Bread is made from six organic?grains and legumes? whole wheat,?malted barley, whole millet,?whole?barley, whole lentils, whole soybeans, and whole spelt? which are sprouted and then combined together to make a bread.?
Not only?does the sprouting process create a?more easily digested food, but?it also creates a whole protein that closely parallels the protein found in milk, eggs and whey. In fact, Food for Life claims that the protein quality is so high, that its 84.3% as efficient as the highest recognized source of protein. In all, Ezekiel Bread?has?18 amino acids? all from?vegetable sources and naturally balanced.??
Even better, the ingredient list is short (always a good sign especially when you are trying to follow a Clean Eating diet), containing only 10 whole, natural ingredients.
Ezekiel Bread and Weight Loss: The Sprouted Grain Difference
Ezekiel 4:9?Bread, as part of a Clean Eating diet plan, may also help you lose body fat and weight. Ezekiel bread?is low on the glycemic index, making it an excellent bread choice for people who are trying to eat more?healthy, complex carbohydrates, as well as diabetics.
Typically,?low-glycemic foods are better for diabetics and people trying to lose weight because they?discourage blood sugar spikes associated with higher?gylcemic foods.? Whole grains and foods?that are lower on the gylcemic index have been shown?to reduce the?incidence of Type II diabetes and to help control Type I and II diabetes, hypoglycemia and hypertension. Low Glycemic,?high fiber, whole grain foods?may also be?helpful in reducing the risk of heart disease.
The sprouting process creates maltose a grain sugar which is the slowest absorbing sugar in the human body. This?produces a lower glycemic response, making it ideal for people who are trying to lose body fat or control their blood sugar (such as diabetics.)
How Does Ezekiel Bread Taste?
Ezekiel bread is sold frozen, typically in your grocers freezer case. I personally prefer it toasted, since I think the toasting process enhances the flavor and creates a very light, crunchy texture to the bread which is almost unparalleled by any other whole grain bread on the market.
I typically eat it as toast in the morning, with some natural peanut or almond butter and topped with a sprinkling of cinnamon and raisins or dried cranberries. It also makes a very good sandwich bread. However, Ive found that it benefits from a light toasting to give it a little structure and additional flavor.
I am a bit perplexed by some of the criticisms of the Ezekiel bread as tasting bland or bad.
I just dont get this.? Ive tried a number of competiting sprouted grain breads on the market (including a sprouted Hemp bread which was just plain funky and almost unedible with some really odd off flavors) and I find the Ezekiel bread products to not only be extremely palatable, but superior in texture to many whole grain breads.? While the Ezekiel bread is a bit drier and a touch courser than a softer, 100% whole wheat bread made from flour, overall this is much less dense than traditional whole grain artisan wheat or rye breads.
Some people have suggested that this is simply a reaction of people who arent used to eating unprocessed, whole grain breads and that their palettes havent acclimated. I tend to agree.
Food for Life offers the Ezekiel bread in a number of different flavors and products, including:
- ?The orginal Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain bread
- ?Ezekiel 4:9 whole sprouted flourless sesame burger buns
- ?Genesis 1:29 sprouted grain and seed bread (basically, the Ezekiel bread recipe with seeds added)
- ?Ezekiel 4:9 cinnamon bread
- ?Ezekiel 4:9 flourless, sprouted grain English muffins
- ?Ezekiel 4:9 tortillas
Is Ezekiel 4:9 Bread Gluten Free?
While the base Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain bread products are not gluten-free, Food for Life does off a line of gluten-free breads.
Where To Buy Ezekiel Bread and Products
You can purchase Ezekiel Bread from a number of different sources, including your local grocer (look in the freezer case) or health food store (like Whole Foods) or online here at Amazon.com. To find a store near you, use this store finder.
Ezekiel Bread Nutrition Facts
Ezekial 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread (Original Flavor)
Serving: 1 slice (34 grams)
Ezekiel Bread Calories: 80
Total Fat: 0.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrates: 15 g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamin B6: 4%
Ezekiel Bread Ingredients
Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat, Water, Organic Honey, Molasses, Organic Sprouted Whole Rye, Organic Sprouted Whole Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Oats, Organic Sprouted Whole Millet, Organic Sprouted Whole Kernel Corn, Organic Sprouted Whole Brown Rice, Fresh Yeast, Soy Lecithin, Malted Barley, Sea Salt.
Wow, this was really interesting. Ive heard of Food for Life but had never heard of this bread before. Ill have to try it!
I LOVE this bread. I was turned on to when following the “Food for your blood type” lifestyle and found out that wheat might be my biggest enemy. It actually is good stuff and I am surprised to know they have totillas now, Ill have to check them out!
Kriste I never knew you liked this bread. I just assumed you never ate breadsince you are such a South Beach fan.;-)
Yeah, I really like this bread as well. I think I might be similar to you with the wheat issue I find the Ezekiel bread really easy to digest. I also like the La Tortilla Factory Low-Carb Tortillas a lot as well, and dont seem to run into any of the wheat issues with those as well (I think its because they use a lot of oat bran in the tortillas.) You should try them out when you get a chance sometime.
Thanks for stopping by avocado girl.
I love this stuff! It is definitely best toasted. I use the Eat Right 4 Your Type diet, and as a Type A, rely on the Ezekiel bread to get my “bread fix.” As a treat, I will top it with the appropriate all-fruit jam (ie. cherry or apricot, in keeping w/my blood type). Post workout, a scrambled egg sandwich w/a slice of veggie (soy) cheese is super filling and just what my body needs. I am 41 years old and pass for my mid-late 20s every day Ive never been more fit in my life!
I just purchased this bread almost 2 weeks ago. I really like this bread. I purchased the Low Sodium as I am on a High Fiber Low Sodium eating plan. I was looking for a low sodium bread for the longest time, and by accident, I stumbled into the bread, searching for another product in the supermarket.
This is great stuff. I find it a t Trader Joed. The regular loaf is great for hearty sandwiches, the sesame loaf is fantastic toasted, and the raisin loaf is a favorite of moms.
This has no preservatives, so dont let it sit out on the counter for more than a couple of days. Refrigeration will retard the mold growth, and the bread is nearly indestructible when frozen.
Im trying to eat more healthy now that Im older, and heard about this bread Would look for it on the frozen aisle whenever I went to a different store and finally found it at Albertsons I really like it, its tasty, especially toasted And bonus that you keep it in the freezer, no waste !!! Its a keeper, Now I want to try their English muffins and Tortillas Mmmmm Toasty mmmm
The Ezkiel bread is one of the best breads I have ever had. Although expensive, it is worth every dime. It is very halthy and the sprouted grains are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins. It is great toasted with a little butter or jam on it.
Keep on keeping on Ezkiel bread.dont ever stop1 Thank you to the company for making such a wonderful, nutritious product.
Hi, I loved this bread and ate it almost every day until one day after eating a piece of toast I broke out in a skin rash. I am hoping someone can give me some info does it contain any actual whey protein? even traces? Or does it maybe use cultures (to assist in the sprouting of the grains possibly???)
My allergist has narrowed my reaction (it has happened with many other foods also) down as a response to the preservative 282 which is often added to breads as a mould inhibitor, but is also used or cultured in whey portein, so that it can avoid being listed as a preservative when included in foods and can instead go in the ingredients list as a natural culture.
Id really appreciate any info!
I love Ezekiel bread. Especially the raisin bread toasted with almond butter.so good!
Well, Ive tried it myself (it was forced upon me by a relative). Pretty horrible. Like chewing leather. So bad, in fact, I looked up the scripture that inspired this concoction.
Please understand that I am not one of these ranting lunatics who quotes one-fourth of a Bible verse and assumes that all truth has been duly dispersed. No, I tend to read the entire passage.
Weve had stories in the news, lately, where someone quoted out of context was proven to have been egregiously misrepresented. I believe the Word of God deserves no less than due literary respect and a search for absolute honestydont you?
So. What saith it?
Take the listed ingredients, make a flat, unleavened (approximately 8 ounces) cake, and cook it over human feces*. Yep. Now, eat one of those a day and nothing else.
Next, wash that one shit-flavored cake down with a daily allowance of about 10 ounces of water, taken in small sips throughout the day. Now remember, this is one dry, leathery excuse for baked goods. No creme filling inside, either. 10 ounces of water is hardly the USDA minimum, even if you eat nothing but chicken soup all the time.
Do this for a total of 430 days, while lying all day on one side (the Lord told Ezekiel hed tie him up so he couldnt roll over). 390 days on the left side, 40 on the right. Ol Zeke was gonna be walkin funny.
Personally, I dont think the Almighty was trying too hard to improve Ezekiels health, much less his attitude. This story is about humiliation and the eve of destruction. But go read the passage for yourself.
And if you must be so righteous as to consume this stuff, since, after, it IS in the Bible, then be honest enough to follow-through with the 8 ounce portion, cooked without yeast over crap, 10 ounces of water every day (no more), and, oh, yeslie on your side for 430 days.
* when Ezekiel protested about human feces, the Lord relented and changed it to cow manure
For years I have purchased Ezekiel 4.9 Sprouted Grain Bread from Safeway in Dublin, CA. Now, no one in management seems to know what it is or why they no longer stock it. I have been waiting for at least six weeks for a new supply but to no avail.
Where in an area near me can I find your wonderful bread?
We recommend sprouted grain bread to our clients who have graduated to Phase II of Dr Strands Healthy for Life program. I will send our Team SHRINK-A-Thon clients here to provide them more insight into this terrific bread.
Am i allowed to eat this bread for Type B? It has sprout wheat in the ingredient and i am not supposed to have any kind of wheat.. please do let me know.
I lost 60 lbs. eating this bread over the course of one year. It allowed me to feel full and therefore eat less. I was able to change reduce my portions and thereby reduce calories and fat. I love the taste, toasted with little Smart Balance. For dessert, I have it every night after dinner with a little honey. I havent wanted to purchase or make desserts in about three years now. My favorite is Gen. 1:29 due to the 19 different wholesome ingredients. I pray often for the Food for Life company and their staff. Every time I go to the grocery store I hand out bread wrappers I have savedknowing I am passing on the way to good health to others.
I started eating sprouted breads in order to cut down on carbs, as I LOVE my breads. This bread is great! Yesterday I made enchiladas with their sprouted tortillas and they were the best Ive ever had. The sauce softened up the tortillas, which are a bit dry by themselves, but they absorbed the great flavors and were exquisite! As a chef myself, I am quite picky about what I call delicious, but I highly recommend the tortillas for any meal with sauce! Go Ezekiel!
I have done further research on the GI of Maltose and unless they mistated what kind of sugar sprouting grains releases, MALTOSE is the sugar that is the MOST quickly absorbed into the system, NOT the slowestwhat gives???
Why does it have soy, an asian legume which I cannot eat due to breast cancer? Its not mentioned in the bible. It does nt have the other legumes.
My fiance and I have been on the quest/journey to make ourselves as healthy as possible for the last 3 years and have spent countless hours reading/discussing w professionals, etc. obtaining information on what the best/healthiest foods are. We found this bread and just started trying it a few days ago, but we are both IN LOVE! We only bought one loaf thinking we wouldnt eat much of it, but now we wish we wouldve bought 2 loaves. I am not a big fan of normal whole wheat/grain breads, but this is one that tastes good, has great texture, and doesnt give you the feeling youre eating a barillo pad. I love it as a pb n j sandwich, and my fiance enjoys it toasted with peanut butter, sliced banana and agave nectar. Fabulous! We wont go for anything else from now on.
Do you mean i cant have Ezekiel bread cause iam a breast cancer survivor?