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Mmmm carbs. How could anyone not like carbohydrate-rich foods? I know I may not be a “pasta person”, but I do love bread!

For today’s review, it’s the Fig, Fennel & Flax Manna Bread from Manna Organics. I have tried a few of them in the past, and thought they were okay, but I’m always up for trying new flavors. I was provided this loaf from Manna Organics to try for free as well.

I opened up the package and saw a loaf covered in seeds- pumpkin, sunflower, poppy seeds and sesame seeds. Oddly enough, I didn’t see any flax seeds or figs (go figure). Anyway- I cut off a slice and divided it into 3. I was going to try it 3 ways..

Cold and plain- eaten this way, the bread was rather dry, bland, and had a slight poppyseed and rye bread flavor.

Then, I warmed up a piece in the microwave- this way was a bit better, as some of the fig flavor came out and made it lightly sweet, and I tasted more of the seeds as well.

The best method of the 3, was warming it up and putting a little bit of apple butter on it. Delicious! It was chewy and soft, and complemented the sweetness of the apple butter very well.

Overall, I’m giving it 3 stars. It was really only good with the apple butter on it, and I wish it had a stronger fig flavor. One thing I did like was that I didn’t detect much flaxseed flavor, a flavor I really don’t like as I  think it can taste fishy sometimes. But this bread has a lot to offer. It’s organic, and according to the package, is “Free from Added Sweeteners, Salt, Yeast or Oil“. A versatile bread!

1 2 oz. slice is 120 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein.

What’s your favorite type of bread? I’m a fan of banana bread 🙂

9 Sep 2010, Comments (0)

Manna Organics Whole Rye Manna Bread

Author: Healthnuttxo

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Along with the Carrot Raisin and Cinnamon Date bread I was sent from Manna Organics, they also gave me the Whole Rye. I’m not a huge rye bread eater, but I do remember when I was younger, I used to always eat bakery fresh rye bread during Thanksgiving with homemade mashed potatoes and a little bit of butter. Delicious!

So, I put this one in the freezer when I got it originally, and then thawed it in the refrigerator. Then I opened up the rye bread and noticed a good sized, brown loaf. The bottom of it was almost sort of wet and the top was a bit cakey and dry. I’m not sure if that was because I froze it and then defrosted it, or if it always comes like that.

Anyway- I cut a slice and took a bite. It has a very grainy and nutty texture, and there were pieces that almost looked like the brown popcorn kernels once they pieces are popped (Those little light brown flakes I guess I would call them?) To my surprise, it was still pretty soft. It was a dense and chewy bread, and not dry at all! A really good rye flavor, but I did miss the salt : ( It was a tad bit bland without it, so I decided to sprinkle just a little bit on top- Voila! Just the way I like it.

Overall, I’m giving this 3 1/2 stars. It’s organic, has 5 grams of fiber per 56 gram serving, and the ingredients rock- only “sprouted organic rye kernels, filtered water”. TWO INGREDIENTS? Nice. I was surprised to see 7 grams of sugar come from just sprouted rye kernels and water.. who knew?

2 oz. is 150 calories, 0 grams of fat, 32 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.

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