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06-09-2005, 09:37 PM
dont know if this is the correct place for this question. i hear about essene bread but i cant find it!! is this a type of bread or a BRAND name? i have found something called Manna bread, (something like that) which was in the frozen section of Wild Oats. i bought date, cinnamon and a grain version. my 17 month old loves it with almond butter. i have been snacking on it too, but it doesnt say RAW on it anywhere so i am hesitant to really dig in.
can i make it or buy it somewhere? help!!
06-09-2005, 09:41 PM
essene/sprouted/ezekiel, etc. breads are not raw. You can make your own if you have a dehydrator by sprouting your own grains.
06-09-2005, 11:30 PM
My understanding is that Manna is considered raw by many. I believe Jinjee eats it often. It is supposedly "cooked" at a very low temp (might as well say dehydrated) so it is still full of enzymes. I've not seen any data on this, however, but I still have it on occasion.
06-10-2005, 12:25 AM
I was curious to know so I just googled manna bread and I found a recipe for it. I don't know that this is the same recipe used by the folks that package it. This recipe that I found call for adding flour to the gound up sprouted wheat until it was doughy and then slow cooking at 300 degrees F. for @2.5 hours. Maybe some one more in the know than myself could look at this recipe and see if it can be made minus the flour and dehydrated instead of slow cooked. :)
06-10-2005, 12:29 AM
I just sent an email to Nature's Path asking if their manna bread is raw. I'll post their response here.
In the meantime --
Here is a recipe for making your own raw manna bread. I haven't made it -- just found it in a search, but it looks very do-able!
4* cups rye berries (soaked 8-12 hours, rinsed; sprouted 12-24 hours)
2* cups sunflower seeds (soaked 8-12 hours, rinsed)
2-1/2 teaspoons ground caraway seeds
2-1/2 teaspoons ground dill seed
2 teaspoons vege-sal or Spike
*measurements of sprouted rye berries & soaked sunflower seeds are after they've been soaked and sprouted (rye berries) or soaked (sunflower seeds).
Put all ingredients in a bowl and stir to distribute spices. Grind mixture until gooey. Form into loaves (not more than 1-1/2 inches thick) and dehydrate 6-16 hours. We usually form it into 2 medium-size loaves or 4-6 little loaves. The resulting bread is crunchy on outside, moist on inside.
It is from:
AND -- Here's one for Essene Bread:
In the tradition of the Essenes, a living foods community said to have existed in the Middle East 2,000 years ago, this delicious flatbread is a staple of modern raw cuisine. it's sprouted, dehydrated seasoned with herbs and spices
2 cups soft wheat berries
1/4 cup flaxseeds, soaked 15 minutes
1 tsp. sea salt, kelp or Bragg
Soak wheat berries in 4 cups water for 6 to 12 hours. Rinse and drain. Stand at 45-degree angle in a screen- or mesh-covered jar. Do not let seeds cover the mouth of the jar. Rinse mornings and evenings until sprouted tails are as long as grain.
Grind sprouted wheat berries in food processor or homogenize in juicer. Mix in flaxseeds, salt, kelp or liquid aminos. Split in half and press into round flat crusts no more than 1/2 inch thick on work surface.
Dehydrate in dehydrator at 108 degrees or full sun for 12 hours, flip and dry for 1 hour. Or, the bread can be dried in an oven set on "warm" or lowest setting with the door slightly ajar for 8 to 10 hours. The bread should be pliable and not dried hard.
Per serving: 125 cal.; 5g prot.; 2g total fat (0 sat. fat); 24g carb.; 0 chol.; 592mg sod.; 1g fiber.
06-10-2005, 12:54 AM
i really like the manna bread and i would love to make the essene recipe.still waiting for my dehydrator, cant wait! thank you for the recipes and research.
06-10-2005, 08:30 AM
[QUOTE=RawTruth]I just sent an email to Nature's Path asking if their manna bread is raw.
I contacted Nature's Path a couple months ago asking this question. They emailed me stating their bread is baked at 335 degrees and is now raw. :(
06-10-2005, 01:10 PM
Yeah, I was going to guess that store bought Manna bread is not raw. For a short time I fed it to my toddler, who loved it, but his poop changed and started smelling, so I stopped giving it to him.
06-10-2005, 02:49 PM
Doh! Guess I'm tossing my manna bread... :rolleyes:
06-10-2005, 03:45 PM
Thank you for your email. Thank you for contacting us about our manna
bread. We have 7 varieties including one that is wheat free (Whole Rye).
The bread is made from sprouted whole grains and baked at a temperature
higher than 120F. The product is baked at a temperature lower than
conventional bread but it is not a raw food. Precise temperatures and
length of baking time is considered confidential recipe information.
Consumer Services - Nature's Path Foods
Head office: 9100 Van Horne Way
Richmond BC V6X 1W3 Canada
or 250 H Street, #275
Blaine WA 98230 USA
RawTruth here -- okay, there's the definitive answer: it is NOT raw.
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