Despite what you may hear from some diet or nutrition “experts,” not all snack foods are bad for your health. Eating pretzels and other snacks at certain times of the day can be satisfying and help you stick to a healthy diet. You can also snack smarter by looking for certified organic and GMO-free pretzels and other products.
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 now introduced the only 100% whole grain sprouted flour pretzels in the industry, called Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells. We make our organic pretzels with a revolutionary new sprouted wheat flour from Essential Eating® Sprouted Foods that is kosher, USDA Certified organic, GMO-free, vegan, diabetic-friendly, and designed to help you add more wholesome whole grains to your diet.
What is Organic?
Certified organic foods are produced according to federal standards set by the USDA. The standards address a variety of factors, such as soil quality, animal raising, bioengineering (GMOs), and pesticides and fertilizers. For processed products, they require the use of organic ingredients and prohibit artificial preservatives, flavors, and dyes. Not only do organic standards ensure healthier foods but they enhance and sustain the environment for future generations.
There are several reasons you may want to consider buying certified organic products or those made with certified organic ingredients, such as:
- Organically grown food contains higher amounts of vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron because the soil is managed and nourished with sustainable practices.
- Eating organic foods is the only way to avoid toxic chemicals that may be present in commercially grown food.
- Choosing organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products avoids products from animals that have been fed antibiotics or hormones.
- Choosing organic is the only way to exclude genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and foods that have been genetically engineered (GE) from your diet.
- Organic farming focuses on soil fertility to preserve the soil now and for future generations and guarantee a sustainable food supply.
What to Look For
The “USDA Certified Organic” seal on packaging can help you make informed decisions about the foods you buy. The presence of the seal is your guarantee that the product has been grown, produced, inspected, and certified to be in compliance with federal organic regulations.
Unfortunately, GMO foods are not required to be labeled in the U.S. and Canada. If you have health concerns related to GMO foods, the only way to avoid them is to always choose USDA Certified Organic foods, which are guaranteed to be GMO-free.
Try Our Sprouted Whole Grain Organic Pretzels
Sprouting (germinating) grains turns dormant whole grain seed into a living plant. The sprout fuels its growth by digesting some of the starch in the grain, converting the starch molecules to simple sugars. Simple sugars are considered to be vegetables by the USDA, and vegetables are the easiest foods to digest. This also means that they can be used for energy instead of being stored as fat.
By baking with this sprouted wheat flour, Unique Pretzel Bakery is able to deliver healthier pretzels to help our customers eat better. Unique Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells are made from over 35% whole grains without sugar or malt additives. And they are the only pretzels to naturally provide 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving!
Each serving of Unique Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells gives you more healthy organic whole grains in every bite. They are also low in fat, cholesterol-free, lactose-free, sugar-free and trans fat-free. Why not give them a try today? You will find them online or at your local Wegmans, Fresh Market, Whole Foods or Giant stores.