The Essenes are a Jewish religious group that were big in numbers way back in the 2nd Century BC. Back then, they were also pretty good at cooking, and they knew a thing or two about bread. Their speciality was sprouted whole grain bread, a type of loaf that is chocked full of healthy nutrients. Using their culinary skills, they created the basic recipe for Essene bread which is still in use today.
Essene bread, which is sometimes referred to as Eziekel Bread, is a type of sprouted grain bread that is known to be very, very primitive. Made from sprouted wheat, it is prepared at a low temperature and is even eaten uncooked. It is also made up of raw, perfectly natural foods. If that hasn’t whetted your appetite yet, let’s take a look at 10 benefits of this ancient bread.
1. Essene Bread Is Rich In Minerals And Vitamins
When seeds, nuts and grains germinate, their nutritional content actually gets better. Essene bread is baked at low temperatures, and this is responsible for their rich vitamin and mineral content. If it was baked at a high temperature, many of these healthy components would be destroyed.
Commercial bread manufacturing, for example, uses a system that destroys the vitamin and mineral content. Because commercial companies mill grain into white flour, the bran and the germ is removed. Consequently, so too are numerous minerals and vitamins. Essene bread, conversely, retains many of its nutrients.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE