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The “Essene” or “Manna” bread referred to in Live Right 4 Your Type is any of the varieties which are baked at a low temperature, contain no leavening, and are made from grain which is 100% sprouted. Examples include the 100% rye Manna bread, as well as the other kinds which may contain sprouted wheat, carrots, raisins, spices, etc. In the classic grains such as wheat, spelt, rye and oats, sprouting does destroy the lectin.
Ezekiel 4:9 bread is a fine product, too, but the various recipes include sprouted lentils or soybeans (which may still contain bean lectins), barley malt (an avoid for O nons, listed as “sprouted barley” on some packages), and sometimes sprouted corn. We’re not sure that sprouted corn is lectin-free. It's likely that Ezekiel breads contain pretty low levels of any deleterious lectins, but we list this product as neutral and ask that everyone read the labels of their particular brand, for safety's sake.
As a side note, the Ezekiel hamburger rolls & hotdog buns currently on the market in my area contain unsprouted wheat flour, so beware. So much for the cookout! :-}