The best sprouted grain breads

Updated July 20, 2017

Sprouted grain bread is healthy, flavourful and nutrient rich. What makes this bread more nutritious than other bread varieties is the way the grain is grown, which increases the vitamin and mineral content of the bread. Sprouted grain bread is becoming very popular among the health conscience due to the increased nutrient profile, and grocery stores have begun to match this demand. A wider selection is now available, and knowing the best ones will help you sift through them at the grocery store.

Genesis 1:29 Organic Sprouted Grain and Seed Bread

Food For Life is the company that produces Genesis 1:29, among other flourless and certified organic sprouted grain breads and foods. This particular variety is made with an impressive blend of 19 grains and seeds from 13 lands, and yet only has 80 calories per serving. It is not only moist and nutty, it is one of the most nutritious breads you will find because the grains are blended with pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds. The seeds add flavour, but most importantly, they boost its nutrient profile.

Ezekial 4:9 Organic Sprouted Seven Grain Bread

This is another variety made by Food For Life, and one of their most popular. Ezekiel 4:9 seven grain bread is a blend of organic sprouted wheat, rye, barley, oats, millet, corn and brown rice. This variety boasts only 80 calories per slice, 3 grams of fibre and 4 grams of complete protein. This flourless and low-glycemic bread has a unique tasting flavour and can be found in a variety of grocery stores.

Squirrelly Sprouted Grain Bread

Squirrelly is the original sprouted grain bread made by Silver Hills Bakery. Their breads are BC kosher and made with organic whole sprouted wheat, raisins nectar, sesame and sunflower seeds, giving it a rich, toasted flavour minus the GMOs. For the organic-minded consumer, this bread is made with only 85 per cent organic ingredients. However, this variety is high in fibre and protein, and each serving contains 100 calories, 4 grams of fibre and 5 grams of protein.

The Big 16 Sprouted Grain Bread

The Big 16 has tons of variety as it is loaded with 16 organic grains and seeds and 13 essential nutrients. This is another Silver Hills Bakery product and it contains 95 per cent of organically grown ingredients. This bread has yet another great nutrient profile and includes one of the largest selection of sprouted grains. It is also high in protein and fibre, low in fat, and has only 100 calories per serving.

Manna Organics Multigrain Sprouted Bread

Manna is the company that produces this 100 per cent sprouted multi-grain bread. It contains a blend of sprouted wheat, brown rice, barley millet, flax seed, rye kernels, soya beans, rolled oats, oat bran and cornmeal. This bread is moist and unleavened, and is low-glycemic, salt free, fat and oil free, and contains no added sweeteners or artificial ingredients. This is one of the healthiest varieties around, and one of the few that is yeast free. The only drawback is that it contains 130 calories per serving, which is only slightly higher than the other varieties. However, this bread does not skimp on nutrients, fibre and protein.

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Kimberly Ancira has been a certified personal trainer since 2007. She holds a Master of Science in nutrition, a Bachelor of Arts in physical education and a Bachelor of Arts in nutrition and food.