View Full Version : Ezekial Bread - is it good?
06-26-2005, 01:46 PM
I know it is not raw, but it is made with a wonderful variety of organic sprouted grains. After baking, is it any better (nutritionally speaking) than ground flour? I am trying to find a good alternative for my children for sandwiches and such. They like the taste, so that's a plus. But is it better than the alternative?
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
06-26-2005, 02:10 PM
That would depend on what your outcome is. Basically my feeling is, there's no sense in sprouting something if one is going to bake it as baking basically kills the reason for sprouting ~ it kills the life force and the enzymes and most of the nutrients.
As I type that I'm wondering IF baked dark bread is better than white. I guess, but not much other than it still contains fiber and SOME nutrients ~ which white definitely does not.
Have you searched here for raw breads? AND, Alissa has a recipe for burger buns which have totally made a difference for me when I'm missing sandwiches.
06-26-2005, 02:24 PM
If bread is baked at 250 degrees for a few hours the enzymes will die but many of the nutrients will remain, and if you're using sprouted grains that means at least ten times the nutrients over flour bread. It isn't as nutritious as eating fresh sprouted grains whole, but it is a healthy non-raw alternative. You know what's in it, at the very least.
Personally I find the all-or-nothing mindset counterproductive when trying to help friends and family eat better. If they aren't willing to eat raw that doesn't mean *everything* else is poison or empty. Why not eat fast food then?
06-26-2005, 09:28 PM
Thank you for the input. My younger two children really seem to enjoy the raw foods I prepare, but my 4 and 5 year olds aren't buying it. They are already whole grain, no dye or preservatives, or sugar kids anyway. But until they can get their minds around what I am eating, I want to do the best I can for them. Ezekiel bread does seem a healthier alternative to flour breads - and they like it.
Again, many thanks.
06-26-2005, 11:50 PM
I know this isn't your question,
Have you tried Alissa's pizza wrap?
I make it into a sandwich and it works for me every time. I absolutely love it.
It is so very flavorful, and dark and yummy.
Kids like foods with lots of flavor, and the pizza wrap is very tasty.
I know you didn't ask for a raw bread, but you might want to try this just once to see if your kids like it.
I was a cooked bread expert, I used to make all my own breads, all different kinds, and I thought I'd really miss them, but now I just make up this pizza wrap and it fulfills my bread hunger.
06-26-2005, 11:57 PM
Thanks! I will definitely try it. I also make our breads and my kids have really enjoyed it. But when I saw a bread made with sprouted grains, I thought it might be better. I will give the pizza bread a go and see how they respond to it.
Thanks again for the suggestion.
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