Healthy Snacks

Mindlessly eating snacks in front of the television is not good for any diet. But choosing healthy snacks, like Unique Pretzel Bakery’s new Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells, instead of chips or candy, will help you enjoy a satisfyingly crunchy treat with the nutritional benefits of heart-healthy whole grains.

Unique Pretzel Bakery is a 120-year old family-owned business founded in Reading, PA, during the late 1890s which has continued to grow for six generations.  We are the original bakers of the famous split-open pretzel, called Unique “Splits”, the only one of their kind.

We have introduced Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells, nutritious snacks that are made with organic sprouted 100% whole grain flour made by Essential Eating® Sprouted Foods. Not only are they the only authentically sprouted flour pretzels in mass production, they are also the first pretzels to be made with healthier organic extra virgin olive oil!

The ingredients in our sprouted grain pretzels are GMO-free, organic, and contain no added sugars, flavors, malts, colors, additives or preservatives. Just enough sea salt is added to give them a pleasant crunch and delicious flavor. Their other health benefits include:

Easily Digested
When properly milled into flour instead into a wet-milled paste or “mash”, sprouted whole grains begin to turn into plants, and the USDA classifies them as vegetables. The starch molecules (which our bodies may otherwise store as fat) are converted to simple sugars that can be more easily absorbed and used for energy. Eating our sprouted pretzels is almost like eating vegetables!

Nutrient Rich
Unlike un-sprouted grains that have been processed, bleached and refined, virtually removing all of their health benefits, sprouted grains retain all of the grain’s natural nutrients. When grains are sprouted, vitamin A, vitamin C and important B vitamins are increased and phytic acid, which may inhibit the body’s absorption of iron, calcium, zinc and magnesium, is neutralized.

Trans Fat Free
Overdoing it on fried snacks, such as French fries, potato chips and doughnuts, can wreak havoc on blood sugar because these foods are carbohydrate-heavy. They are also full of unhealthy trans fats, having been deep-fried in hydrogenated oils. This can raise bad cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease. Opt instead for packaged snacks, like our sprouted grain pretzels, with zero grams of trans fat and no partially hydrogenated oils (a major source of trans fats) on the ingredient list.

Sugar Free
Eating and drinking too much sugar contributes to heart disease, diabetes and obesity. A check of the label on our Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells will confirm that they are sugar-free and no sweeteners of any kind have been added. They are made with only 4 ingredients: organic sprouted 100% whole wheat flour, organic extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and yeast.

Cholesterol Free
Most of the snack foods we eat are notoriously high in cholesterol. Not only are Unique Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells naturally cholesterol-free, but they are made with a “good” unsaturated fat (olive oil) that doesn’t raise your cholesterol level, and are high in beneficial fiber, which works to lower cholesterol.

High in Fiber
Diets rich in soluble fiber may lower the risk of developing hemorrhoids or diverticulitis (which affects the colon), reduce blood pressure, “bad” cholesterol and inflammation, improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, and lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. High fiber foods also have fewer calories for their volume. Our 100% whole grain sprouted flour pretzels are the only pretzels on the market to naturally provide 4 grams of healthy dietary fiber per serving!

By baking with sprouted wheat flour, Unique Pretzel Bakery delivers healthy snacks that help our customers eat better. Enjoying pretzels and other snacks at certain times of the day can be satisfying and help you stick to a healthy diet. You will find them in our online shop and at your local Wegmans, Fresh Market, Whole Foods or Giant stores.

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