Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Clean Eating & Ezekiel 4:9 Products

Ezekiel 4:9., "Take also unto thee Wheat, and Barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and Spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make bread of it..."

Many of the commercial breads available simply aren't good for someone who follows Clean Eating. Look at the back of any loaf of bread at the store and more than likely you are going to see an ingredient list a mile long with all kinds of sugars, sodiums, and chemicals. Very few are made today without high fructose corn syrup, and high levels of sodium and preservatives to help extend shelf life.

If you wander away from the bread aisle and into the frozen food section, you are going to find a different type of bread product: Ezekiel 4:9.

Their breads are kept in the frozen section because they are made without the heavy handed preservatives commercial breads are made with today in order to maintain freshness for extended periods of time. Ezekiel 4:9 breads are best stored in the fridge at home to keep them fresh. 

From their website:

Ezekiel 4:9® Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Products are:
  • Flourless,
  • Organic,
  • Complete Protein,
  • and Sprouted Whole Grain
We discovered when these six grains and legumes are sprouted and combined, an amazing thing happens. A complete protein is created that closely parallels the protein found in milk and eggs. In fact, the protein quality is so high, that it is 84.3% as efficient as the highest recognized source of protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids. There are 18 amino acids present in this unique bread – from all vegetable sources – naturally balanced in nature.

Their product line is mainly bread, but they also make tortillas, pocket ( pita ) bread, pasta, buns, and even breakdfast cereals - all wheat free and Clean.

Here are the ingredients in the English muffins - a little wordy, but you'll notice - all recognizable ingredients.

 INGREDIENTS: Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat, Filtered Water , Organic Malted Barley, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Unhulled Sesame Seeds, Organic Unprocessed Wheat Bran, Organic Sprouted Whole Spelt, Organic Sprouted Whole Kernel Corn, Organic Sprouted Whole Soybeans, Sprouted Whole Chia Seeds, Organic Sprouted Whole Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Millet, Organic Sprouted Whole Rye, Organic Sprouted Whole Brown Rice, Variety 5-Grain & Seed Blend: (Organic Sprouted Whole Flax Seed, Organic Sprouted Whole Sorghum, Organic Whole Quinoa, Organic Sprouted Whole Teff, Organic Sprouted Whole Amaranth), Organic Wheat Gluten, Fresh Yeast, Sea Salt.

Now be forewarned - you need to remove the thought and mental image of Wonder Bread from your vocabulary when you first try Ezekiel 4:9 bread. It is actual bread. Heavy, dense. Bread - as it has been made for thousands of years. It is NOT the light fluffy thin stuff, and it is a paradigm shift getting used to it. However, I'm confident that after a few loaves of this stuff in the house, you will never think of buying those $1.00 loaves of generic store white bread again.