If you are looking to buy a snack that includes protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, consider sprouted grain pretzels. Unique Pretzels, based in Reading, PA (the pretzel capital), has created the only 100% whole grain sprouted flour pretzels in the industry.
Originating in the 1800s we are the creators of the famous split-open pretzel, Unique “Splits,” based on a well-protected family recipe. We let the raw pretzels rest until they reach a point of satisfactory perfection. Then we place them in the oven where they bubble and crevice, bursting open into crunchy and flavorful delight.
Why Sprouted Grains?
We all love white bread, with its refined sweetness and fluffy texture. When we’re handed whole wheat products, we often find them to be bitter and too dense for our enjoyment. This is because of the naturally occurring tannins and acids in the outer bran of “whole” products.
The refining process removes those outer layers to create a tastier, softer flour. But, it also removes the nutrients found in them. While unrefined whole grain flours will retain the bran, germ and endosperm, their bitter taste requires the addition of sugars and sweeteners to make the end product palatable. This also makes them higher calorie foods.
The heavy texture of 100% wheat products is a result of the remnants of bran in the flour. This makes it difficult to contain the carbon dioxide created by the yeast which is needed to make the dough lighter and high-rising.
Herein we find the value of sprouted grains. When they are properly germinated and milled, they create a flour that is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. Allowing the grains to sprout enables them to transform into plants. This is a marvelous advancement because it develops a flour that our bodies digest and metabolize as vegetables.
From a health perspective, sprouted whole grains enable us to ingest more fiber, vitamins, minerals and protein. Fiber has been shown to aid in the management and reduction of weight as well as decrease the potential risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, diverticulitis, and high cholesterol.
Eating Unique Pretzels’ Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells definitely falls into the category of healthy snacking. The USDA recommends that we get at least half of our grains in whole grain versions. That is roughly 48 grams of whole grain. Whole wheat is the most common. Unfortunately, the bitter taste and dense texture make it less than desirable for most people.
Sprouted whole wheat, on the other hand, can actually be a pleasurable eating experience. Unique Pretzels makes phenomenal sprouted whole grain pretzels that are industry leaders. We use a revolutionary new wheat flour developed by Essential Eating that is GMO-free, organic, vegan, Kosher, lactose free, cholesterol free, and diabetic friendly.
Eating these sprouted grain pretzels will help you reap the benefits of a more wholesome diet. They are sugar free, low in fat, and contain no additives, preservatives, colors or flavors. These are healthy – guaranteed. You can buy these sprouted grain pretzels at Whole Foods, Giant, Wegmans, Kroger and Fresh Market. Or you can get some online, today!