View Full Version : Is Essene Manna Bread Raw?
08-15-2007, 05:48 PM
I attended a living foods retreat and we were told that this bread, which comes in some delicious varities, was good. But, is it raw or a non raw living food. I notice that it's always frozen when you see at the market. I think it's sprouted, but I'm not sure. What's the word?
08-15-2007, 06:09 PM
If it's shaped like a SAD/CRAP style bread (load shape), then no, it's not raw. Raw breads are flat breads. BUT it is a good transition food if you're not jumping into raw 100%.
08-15-2007, 06:52 PM
OKAY LUCY and other knowledgeable rawbies ... PLEASE EXPLAIN.. I was reading the label the other day - my bff had it and I had a small slice of it (quite delicious stuff!) but the label seemed (sorry ... senior moment here) ... it seemed like everything was raw and it was a sprouted grains or sprouted something...
so it's NOT raw :eek: ??? I've seen some discussions about this b4 but never really paid that much attention to it cuz I always make onion bread or the mediterranan breads... I'm just can't see spending the $$ to buy premade FROZEN breads!!
yes... please explain!!
08-15-2007, 07:23 PM
I contacted the company a few years ago with a question as to the rawness of Manna Bread and they did not repond. I have found those who have Raw Products respond in a YES ! asap ! It does not say Raw&or dehydrated so I assume it is not.
Raw Food Detox Book states it is a Transition Food...so not raw.
08-15-2007, 08:16 PM
I'll ask again - what's the shape of it? Is it like a yeast-raised shape, like the traditional bread shape? Then my guess is it's not raw because I know making Alissa's bagels and all how L - O - N - G it takes to dehydrate them and they are about 1 inch thick. So if it's shaped like a regular loaf of bread, I'm guessing it's not raw. If it is a flat bread, like the onion bread, mediterranean bread, etc. then it could be. I honestly don't know. I'm just speculating.
08-16-2007, 12:00 AM
Manna bread you buy from the store is NOT raw.
I myself called the company and asked them personally.
They advertise sprouted bread.
They first soak and sprout the grain. Then they mix it with other ingredients, form it into like a small roundish/oblong thick loaf and bake it at 425 degree oven.
It surely is delicious and tastes raw. Unfortunely, it isn't.
They have different flavors: carrot cake was my favorite.
Maybe I will find a good RAW recipie for it.
08-16-2007, 02:56 AM
Yeah, sadly, not raw :( I found where it said the temp it's cooked at..somewhere online.. on their website or something, I forget. But it is cooked, not dehydrated. It tastes and looks raw--much flatter and chunkier then cooked bread. I ate it a few weeks ago thinking it was raw :rolleyes: but strangely didn't have any reaction to it...which is amazing since cooked bread makes me sick and extremely bloated, like I've gained 10 lbs overnight--even whole wheat or other sprouted breads.
Oh yeah, that carrot one is SO good. I've gotta find a raw recipe to make something like it!
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