Maybe I’ve been living under a rock for the last few years but the first I’d heard of Ezekiel bread was seeing it on the Local Deli Menu. “What is this bread and what makes it so biblical?” I couldn’t help but ask myself. So after a bit of research, I can share some of the most important things about this quality bread, and why you should consider having it for your next Local Deli Sandwich!
What’s In A Name?
As you probably guessed, the most indicative thing about Ezekiel bread is the name. It does, in fact, stem from a bible verse. “Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils and millet, and spelt and put them in one vessel…” Ezekiel 4:9. I like to imagine the creators of this bread read that bible passage and just had the thought “I wonder how this bread would taste.” Turns out it tastes pretty good! The key part of this list of ingredients is that this is actually all that’s in Ezekiel bread. Many loaves you’ll find on today’s shelves contain a ton of sugar. Sure it may be worded as “high fructose corn syrup” or “honey” but we all know what it actually is. This lack of extra nonsense makes this bread actually really healthy to eat. How healthy? You’d be surprised
The Benefits Of Sprouted Seeds
No, you’re not going to suddenly find leaves in your PB&J. “Sprouting” is the process by which seeds begin the germination process to turn into plants. Normally seeds are very withdrawn and hard because they are designed to not sprout until the conditions are adequate for actually growing. The biochemical process known as sprouting begins when the seeds are exposed to adequate amounts of water and a high enough temperature. When seeds sprout like this, they contain more vitamin C and up to 50% more protein! The levels of gluten also drop, which is useful for a variety of reasons. Even if you aren’t gluten intolerant or have celiac’s, the protein can be difficult to digest.
Ezekiel Bread As A Whole
There is more to this bread than just the fact that the seeds are sprouted, however. It’s healthy for you in other ways. The soybeans and lentils present in the loaf add quite a bit of protein and fiber. This bread is actually so fibrous, you’ll likely eat less throughout the day because of how full you feel. I could see Ezekiel bread as an essential part of any healthy weight loss plan.
Overall, I was very pleased to learn all of these things about Ezekiel bread. Not only do I plan on picking it up for any sandwiches or avocado toast I’d like to make at home, but it’s right here on the Local Deli Menu! I can only imagine how good some of these sandwiches are going to taste on it. I’ll keep you posted.