Sprouted Grains – Beyond Ezekiel

Filed under: General Health, Nutrition

I have written rather extensively about sprouted grains and why they are significantly better than traditional whole grain bread. I have generally pointed people in the direction of Ezekiel products. While these products are fantastic, they are not the only sprouted grain products available. In fact there are two other sprouted grain lines made by Food for Life, the company that makes the Ezekiel products.

The first line is the 7 Sprouted Grains line. It contains sprouted wheat, rye, barley, oats, millet, corn, and brown rice. Since it does not contain any legumes or lentils like the Ezekiel line does, it is much more similar to “regular” whole wheat bread in terms of taste and consistency and will probably be an easier transition to sprouted grains than the Ezekiel line. The only downside is the line is smaller. It contains bread and english muffins.

A second line is the Genesis line of sprouted grains and seeds. This products contains 19 grains and seeds, including sprouted wheat, spelt, corn, barley, quinoa and more as well as organic pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, sprouted chia and sprouted flax seeds. While I have never personally tried this line, I generally like breads with seeds and bits of grain in them. I like the nutty taste and texture. This also contains only bread and english muffins.

There are other companies besides food for life. Alvarado St. Bakery also makes a lot of sprouted grain products. They make a lot of different breads, wraps, hamburger and hot dog buns and more.

The point is there are many other great sprouted grain options besides just Ezekiel products. While they are fantastic, they are not alone. Feel free to try them all!

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Posted on June 10th, 2011 by Brian St. Pierre

5 Comments

  1. Payam Says:

    Brian, I asked this in one of your previous blog posts but never got a response. These breads all have gluten added to them as an additional ingredient. I understand that sprouting grains reduces their phytic acid content, but it seems to me like gluten is a much bigger problem that phytic acid. Especially since sprouting only reduces not completely eliminates phytic acid. Moreover, in the genesis brand, with the added sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, etc. seeds, wont there be a higher omega 6 content. Seems to me you be better off going with something like corn tortillas. Food for life makes a sprouted corn tortilla that has no gluten. You haven’t mentioned their corn tortillas at all yet, but this would be the best option in my opinion. Would love to hear your thoughts

  2. McB Says:

    Does anybody know of any sprouted grain products in Canada? I only know of Stonemill, available in most Zehrs/No Frills in Ontario.

  3. DJ Says:

    Brian, could you give us a review of the Precision Nutrition cert. Cheers.

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  5. Senk Says:

    @McB You can get bread under the brand name Healthy Way at Costco. I’ve also seen it at Safeway although it’s much cheaper at Costco – 2 loaves for $5.99

    http://www.healthywaybread.com/

    I’m sure you can email them to find out where else it’s sold.

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