By far, the most frequently asked question we get here at PACHA is: “what ingredients do you use?”. So in this article, we’re going to break down exactly what we use to craft our scrumptious line of buckwheat breads. Spoiler alert: our recipes are magically simple, with just 2-5 ingredients per flavor!
So without further ado, here’s the complete list of ingredients for each flavor of our bread. (* denotes certified organic ingredients)
Buckwheat Loaf - sprouted buckwheat*, sea salt
Buckwheat Buns - sprouted buckwheat*, sea salt
Garlic Rye Loaf - sprouted buckwheat*, sea salt, caraway seed*, garlic*
Cheesy Herb Loaf - sprouted buckwheat*, sea salt, nutritional yeast*, rosemary*, garlic*
Yep, you read that right! We use no fillers, flours, gums, grains, nor sugar in any of our recipes. Just the ingredients listed above. PACHA is simply made of real food that we source straight from our planet— ingredients that support your body, while furthering our mission to nourish the earth through regenerative agriculture.
On top of having a wholesome ingredient list, we’re proud to be free of the top 9 food allergens here at PACHA. We believe everyone should be given the opportunity to enjoy bread, regardless of food sensitivities and allergies. Because of this, we have strict guidelines for allergy-friendly facility— at our Southern California bakery, we do not store, share equipment with, or use ANY of the following food allergens:
In case you’re wondering how PACHA is grain-free or gluten-free with sprouted buckwheat as our main ingredient, it’s because buckwheat is actually classified as a seed! Despite its misleading name, buckwheat is entirely grain-free and gluten-free. In fact, we’re certified gluten-free by the GFCO, and have all ingredients tested to ensure there are no cross contamination nor residual gluten before being sent to our bakery. Before we send our finished products out, we also test once again, to guarantee that there are absolutely no traces of gluten. Here at PACHA, safety is a top priority, and you can rest assured that our bread is safe for your consumption, even if you have a gluten intolerance! However, if you have a condition in which you are unsure if you can safely consume buckwheat, we always recommend seeking the opinion of a health professional before eating PACHA.
Sprouting Process & Nutritional Index
Another commonly-asked question we get is, "how can you make bread with just buckwheat and spices?"— the answer is very simple! We soak our buckwheat in reverse osmosis water until it starts to sprout, and then we ferment and blend the mixture with the organic herbs and spices we mentioned in the ingredient list above. Unlike other breads, our bread does not start with a dough, as we don't use any yeast or flour. Instead, our sprouted and blended buckwheat mixture is more of a thick liquid before it is baked. The magic happens when this mixture rises and forms into hearty bread in the oven; we may be biased, but we truly believe you wouldn't even be able to tell that our bread is made from just 2-5 ingredients because it tastes THAT good!
Beyond the mouthwatering taste of PACHA, our star ingredient buckwheat is renowned for its wonderful health benefits. In its raw state, buckwheat is an exceptional source of nutrients, such as manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, and essential amino acids. To further maximize the bioavailability of buckwheat’s nutrients and ease digestibility, we utilize our multi-step sprouting process, which you can get more details about here.
Of the many health advantages associated with sprouted buckwheat, some of the most notable benefits are the improved protein and fiber levels compared to unsprouted buckwheat. Through our sprouting process, buckwheat's content of essential amino acids is enhanced, making PACHA more protein-packed than other breads on the market. Sprouting also boosts the fiber intake of PACHA bread, allowing for blood sugar to be stabilized and digestion to occur slowly and steadily. Our nutritional labels, listed below, indicate our levels of protein and fiber by flavor, amongst the other nutritional facts of our products:
At PACHA, we're redefining the bread industry with our simple ingredient lists that are packed with nutrients to make you and the planet thrive. We're pushing the envelope when it comes to baking bread that isn't full of unnecessary additives, and instead is designed to fuel your body with food straight from the earth. Join our 2-ingredient revolution today by checking out our collection of buckwheat breads!