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Sprouting wheat makes it ok to eat ezekiel bread

Posted By: susan judt
Date: Tuesday, 2 February 1999, at 6:04 a.m.

In Response To: Re: spelt berries??? what are they? help! (cindy (o+))

Sorry for the length... Hope this is helpful... If the fact that the grains are sprouted makes it ok to eat them in the form of Ezekiel or Essene bread -- they should be ok. But spelt is a truly fascinating grain. St. Hildegard gets almost poetic about the stuff in her writings (middle ages????). As far as I know, the primary source for spelt is a company known as Purity Foods (Michigan). They make all kind of spelt products including a "white" spelt flour as well as non-whole grain pastas. The only "nutritional difference" between the flours (at least according to the bags) is fiber content. The cooking properties differ little from wheat as far as we can tell... Works great in the bread machine! Also, spelt is a good transitional grain for hispanics as it makes a wonderful tortilla. It also works (whole grain flour) for chappatis, rotis, etc. as a replacement for atta flour. Although you probably still want to limit your use of grains if you are a type O there is a wonderful muffin book called "Gloria's Glorious Muffins" by Gloria Ambrosia. Since she uses soy milk, fruit juice concentrates as sweeteners, and since spelt flour can be substituted for wheat -- a lot of her recipes are really great! (They're just not as sweet as "cake" muffins we've all gotten use to!)

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