Sprouted Wheat Pretzels

Whole grains are full of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and now you can enjoy all of the benefits by snacking on Unique Pretzel Bakery’s new sprouted wheat pretzels!

Unique Pretzel Bakery has been baking pretzels in Reading, PA, since the late 1890s.  We are the original bakers of the famous split-open pretzel, called Unique “Splits”, the only one of their kind.

Our newest healthy and delicious creations are the only 100% whole grain sprouted flour pretzels in the industry, called Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells. We make them with a revolutionary new sprouted wheat flour from Essential Eating® Sprouted Foods that is organic, GMO-free, cholesterol-free, lactose-free, vegan, kosher, diabetic-friendly, and designed to help reap the benefits of more wholesome whole grains in your diet.

The USDA recommends that we get at least half of our daily servings of grain from whole grains, of which whole wheat is one of the most common. Whole wheat and other grains are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but we often resist eating them due to their shortcomings. Sprouted whole wheat can make whole grains a pleasure to eat!

Taste and Texture

Many of us grew up eating white bread and products made with refined flour. We find that whole wheat products are too dense and have an unpleasant, bitter taste. The reason is that whole grains are just that – whole – and the naturally occurring acids and tannins in the outer bran give it this taste.

Refining the wheat grain removes the bran and germ, the most nutritious parts, to make a softer, tastier flour.  Although whole grains keep the bran, germ and endosperm intact, manufacturers often add sweeteners to enhance the flavor. Consequently, whole wheat products are often higher in calories than products made with refined white flour.

The dense, heavy texture of many 100% whole wheat products is caused by the bran of the grain. In flour, the bran makes it difficult to trap carbon dioxide that yeast generates in the dough to make a high-rising, tender product, resulting in a dense rather than light texture.

When grains are properly sprouted (or germinated) and milled into flour, not only are the proteins, vitamins, and minerals preserved, but sprouting the grains turns them into plants, which means our bodies are able to digest and metabolize them as vegetables.

Essential Eating®’s sprouted whole wheat flour is made with a newer process that involves rinsing, drying, sifting and milling the sprouted grain into 100% whole grain flour with excellent baking characteristics, great texture, and no bitterness. And we don’t have to add sugar to improve the taste!

Health Benefits

Health-wise, whole grain products are better for us than refined products because they retain more protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Fiber encourages weight loss and weight management and may reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and diverticulitis.

Unique Pretzels’ Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells are the only 100% whole grain sprouted flour pretzels in mass production, and the first to be made with healthier organic extra virgin olive oil. They are sugar-free, low in fat, and contain no added colors, flavors, malts, preservatives or additives.

Look for our sprouted wheat pretzels today at your local Wegmans, Fresh Market, Whole Foods or Giant stores, or visit our online store, and add some authentically healthy whole grains to your diet!

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