Sunday, April 22, 2012

Manna Organics -Healthier Eating with Sprouted Grain Bread!

When I came across Manna Organics I reached out to them because I wanted to learn more about sprouted products and share with you my thoughts on this since I have been hearing so much buzz about how healthy sprouted grains are.  Manna Bread actually originated with the Essenes who lived near the Dead Sea, and thanks to Aramaic writings and the Dead Sea Scrolls, the recipe is still in use today!

Sprouted Grain bread contains no salt, no yeast, no preservatives, no sweeteners, no oils:  it is made solely from sprouted grains, nus and dried fruits.  The fully germinated grains change starches into natural complex sugars so the bread is sweet without adding any additional sweeteners!  The grains are then ground, baked at low temperatures, and frozen to preserve freshness.

I was nervous about trying Manna Bread because it was only grains, and I thought it wouldn't taste good at all.  However, I will try almost anything once, and with all the talk about how healthy this is, I really wanted to like it.  I received a box containing Millet Rice Manna Bread, Sunny Sourdough, Fruit and Nut Manna Bread,  and Cinnamon Date Manna Bread.  



The first thing I noticed about the breads are how heavy they are, and more of a moist dense cake-like feel in your mouth than regular bread.  I tried the Millet Rice Manna Bread first because it didn't have added fruits and nuts to make it taste great and I was pleasantly surprised.  It is quite sweet tasting, and honestly I loved it.  These breads are more of a complete meal in nutrients than a simple slice of bread, and are quite filling.  I was full for hours after eating just one slice.



The Sourdough bread was my least favorite, even though I love sourdough bread and make it fresh all the time.  It had such a strong sourdough flavor to it, it tasted more like a rye bread.  Since I don't care for rye, of course this wasn't my thing; however, my husband adores rye bread, and he was quickly making roast beef on rye sammies!  Needless to say there wasn't a crumb left in the bag within a couple of days.

My two favorite breads were the Cinnamon Date Manna Bread and the Fruit and Nut Manna Bread.  I love toasted cinnamon raisin bread for breakfast, and this reminded me very much of a moist muffin.  If you heat it for 10 seconds in the microwave and put butter on it, it tastes JUST like a muffin.  My 2 year old Mika LOVED this bread and asked for it several times until it was all gone!


You can find even more varieties including wheat-free and gluten-free offerings on the Manna Organics Website, and you can also connect with Manna Organics on both Facebook and Twitter.  

Disclaimer: Many thanks to Manna Organics  for the products I received to facilitate this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. Please do your own due diligence when making decisions on purchasing something.

27 comments:

  1. Sunny Sourdough Bread

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  2. their sourdough bread sounds awesome! i love how they have gluten-free versions!

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  3. The Tropical Organic Trail Mix looks delicious too.

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  4. I'd like to try the Carrot Raisin Bread.
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  5. I'd like to try their tropical raw trail mix.

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  6. I would really like to try the organic raw trail mix.

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  7. The organic tropical trail mix looks delicious.

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  8. The Sunny sour dough sounds yummy. Thanks for introducing me to Manna Organics!

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  10. I would love to try the Trail Mix!
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  11. I'd like to try their Sunny Sourdough and their Fig, Fennel & Flax Bread! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I'd love to try the Sunny Sourdough

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  13. I'd love to try the gluten free cinnamon raisin bread! :)

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  14. Yum, bread, a weakness of mine. I would love to try the sourdough!
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  15. I'm big on bread to, though not always a good thing. Regardless, I've tried the manna a few times before and it is outrageously epic and healthy ND SPROUTED AND I HAVE NOT TRIED the GF breads. So, being a chia seed lover, I would absoulutely kick it with the ciao chia bread. Thx for the epic giveaway

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  16. I would like to try the classic trail mix. I like sprouted grain bread and I am sure this would be the best I ever had

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  17. I love any cake with carrots:Carrot Raisin

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  19. I'd like to try the Manna Whole Rye No Wheat!
    Thank You!

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  20. I'd love to try the Gluten Free Ancient Grains.

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