2.14.2014

Manna Organics: Ciao Chia, Multigrain Flax Sourdough, Banana Walnut Hemp, & Amaretto Almond

"If you haven’t had sprouted Manna bread before: It’s not really bread. It can be best described as a meal of whole sprouted grains, moist and denser than bread. Muffin- or cakelike in consistency. Baked at low temperatures for a short time – almost raw. Nothing like other sprouted breads out there! It doesn’t rise, has no yeast, no salt, no flour, no oils. Very delicious and different.

Our artisan sourdough breads are Bavarian style, much denser and flavorful than your typical sandwich bread. Tastes great and is very different compared to the American or San Francisco style sourdough breads. We recently launched the first organic certified, Gluten Free certified, vegan bread line available in the country.  It’s delicious and amazingly not typical gluten free tasting. That’s a good thing!

Finally, we offer innovative nut butters, kale chips, raw snacks and more." 

- Manna Organics

Manna Organics is a family owned bakery in the Lisle, IL. To learn more about them you may read an interview with the CEO and founder Markus Schramm here and visit their website at : mannaorganicbakery.com

If you haven't had Manna bread before, you are in for a treat! Manna Organics has a small team of dedicated bakers that makes Manna Organics' bread by hand in small batches. 
They have a huge selection and ship to addresses in the 48 continguous states in the USA. After baking, the products are packaged securely to ensure freshness and leave the bakery frozen. They are packed in a sturdy box with biodegradable packing chips for insulation, and will begin to thaw, or will completely thaw in transit. Shelf life of Manna bread is 1 year frozen, 3 weeks refrigerated and 5-6 days at room temperatures. They can be re-frozen after thawing and are delicious!



What it is: Manna Organics Gluten Free Ciao Chia
Price: $6.20 / 1 loaf (18oz)
Ingredients: Filtered Water, Organic Brown Rice flour, Organic Sorghum flour, Organic Corn Starch, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice Crystals, Sea Salt, Sprouted Organic Chia Seeds, Xanthan Gum (non-GMO), Yeast
Features: USDA Organic Certified, GFO Certified and Kosher Certified
What we think: If you know about chia seeds, you know they are nutritious. This bread has a very nice, 'mildly sweet' flavor that is held together very well. Makes wonderful sandwiches and is a great toast. 



What it is: Manna Organics Multigrain Flax Sourdough
Price: $3.49 /1 loaf (16oz)
Ingredients: Filtered water, organic whole wheat flour, organic whole rye flour, organic multigrain blend (organic whole wheat, organic rye, organic barley, organic oats, organic flax, organic millet, organic buckwheat), organic flaxseeds, sea salt.
Features: 
• Excellent source of fiber
• Low Fat
• No added sugars
• 0g of trans fat
• Cholesterol free
• Vegetarian
• Omega 3 = 0.8g per serving
• Omega 6 = 0.5g per serving
What we think: This loaf comes pre-sliced for your convenience. After toasting, this bread gives off a lovely nutty sourdough smell. It is more dense and most than other sprouted breads, and you can tell it's healthy for you. It is delicious and not salty. 


What it is: Manna Organics Banana Walnut Hemp
Price: $4.15 / 1 loaf (12.3 oz)
Ingredients: Sprouted organic wheat kernels, filtered water, organic dried banana, organic walnuts, organic flax seeds, organic hemp seeds.
Features: Organic Certified, Kosher Certified
What we think: Banana Walnut Hemp is delicious and makes a great breakfast bread, cold or warm. It was sweet but not too sweet and containes flax and hemp seeds - both of which are great sources of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. The texture of this bread is really nice. It is more sticky so be sure to pay follow the cutting directions on the package.



What it is: Manna Organics Manna Butter Amaretto Almond
Price: $13.49 / 1 Jar 12oz
Ingredients: Organic Sprouted Almonds
Features: Organic Certified Vegan Kosher
Manna Organic's raw organic butters are simple and pure with one ingredient butters. For the sprouted butters, the nuts are soaked, dehydrated, and ground to create an enzyme filled treat. The roasted butters are toasted and mixed with use flavors to create a nourishing treat. They are available in five different flavors, all of which sound delicious. 
This Manna Butter was an absolute treat with such nice texture. It is very filling too and pairs nicely on their bread, in oatmeal, and in yogurt!

Manna Organics has really great tasting and great quality products and we absolutely recommend them.

Visit mannaorganicbakery.com to find more information and see what other selections they have to offer.