Sprouted breads of all sorts are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. Sprouting is a natural process that increases the bioavailability of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. One assortment of sprouted bread that has gained attention recently is sprouted rye bread, which is easier to digest than traditional rye, and more nutrient-dense overall.
Here at PACHA, we craft our own version of Sprouted “Rye” Bread, Garlic Rye— which is actually completely rye-less, grain-free, and gluten-free. In fact, our Garlic Rye is a unique type of sprouted bread made from organic buckwheat, which contains an abundance of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. To give our Garlic Rye bread a nostalgic rye flavor, we use organic caraway seeds in our recipe in lieu of actual rye. In this blog post, we will take a look at what makes PACHA Sprouted “Rye” Bread so special, the benefits it offers, and how to enjoy it in your diet.
What Is Sprouted Rye Bread?
As the name suggests, sprouted rye bread typically begins with the process of sprouting grains as the base of the recipe. While the traditional recipe for rye bread incorporates ground rye kernels, or rye flour, as a main ingredient— our PACHA sprouted “rye” bread is created from soaked and sprouted buckwheat seeds instead, which has an abundance of health benefits (which we’ll dive into later). On top of this, we feature caraway seeds in our recipe to give our Garlic Rye a delicious rye taste, while being 100% certified gluten-free and vegan.
To craft our version of rye bread, we soak and sprout organic buckwheat seeds in reverse osmosis water (read all about this process here), blend the sprouts, ferment the mixture, and add organic ingredients like garlic and sea salt to yield our nourishing Garlic Rye bread. At PACHA, we keep things simple— instead of using questionable ingredients found in other bread varieties, such as gums, binders, or fillers— our Garlic Rye literally has just four ingredients: sprouted buckwheat, caraway seed, garlic, and sea salt! Our bread is no nonsense, with no harmful additives, and ALL the mouthwatering flavor. You truly have to taste the magic for yourself.
Sprouted Rye Bread Nutrition
Your tastebuds and body will be delighted by our sprouted Garlic Rye bread. Since we use sprouted seeds as the foundation of our recipe instead of chalky flours, there are a plethora of nutritional benefits. First of all, sprouting seeds enhances the bioavailability of its nutrients, and you can read an in-depth breakdown of this here. Essentially because these seeds are soaked and sprouted, the nutritional index is much higher than that of traditional rye bread, made from unwholesome crushed rye grain flours.
While traditional rye bread is already a great choice for anyone looking to stabilize their blood sugar (because rye is known for having larger molecules that digest slower than wheat), sprouted “rye” bread is even more optimal for balancing blood sugar levels. This is because buckwheat’s fiber solubility is enhanced through our sprouting process, which also increases the bioavailability of nutrients in our organic bread. As a result, PACHA sprouted rye is absorbed slowly and steadily during digestion, instead of causing erratic blood sugar spikes.
This leads to yet another notable health benefit of PACHA Garlic Rye bread— it is much easier to digest overall. When seeds are sprouted, enzymes are released, helping to break down proteins and carbohydrates within the seeds. As a result, it is easier for the body to break down these elements because the process has already begun. As we mentioned above as well, fiber and nutrient content is increased through sprouting, which also eases the digestive process, making Garlic Rye much easier on your stomach than other non-sprouted breads. Check out the image below for the complete nutrition facts!
How to Enjoy PACHA Sprouted Rye Bread
PACHA Garlic Rye Bread can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, such as toasted with butter, topped with your favorite pesto or hummus, or even as a sandwich with your favorite fillings. For those who want to get creative with their PACHA Garlic Rye Bread, check out our blog recipes here.
Where To Buy Sprouted Rye Bread
Since sprouted rye is an up and coming category in the bread industry, we recommend checking your local health food store, as it is becoming more common for specialty grocers to carry this variety. Or, you can save yourself the trip and shop for our sprouted Garlic Rye Sourdough Bread online here. We ship anywhere in the US! Use code PACHA25 for 25% off your first order with us.
PACHA Sprouted “Rye” Bread is a unique type of sprouted bread made from sprouted buckwheat seeds, with the delicious flavor of traditional rye due to our inclusion of caraway seeds. This special recipe makes our Garlic Rye 100% gluten-free and rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It can be enjoyed in countless ways, and will truly level up your bread game, as it is very versatile and nutritious assortment of bread. Incorporating this delicious and nutrient-rich type of bread into your diet can help to improve your overall health and digestion. We can’t wait for you to taste the difference and nourish your tastebuds and body with sprouted “rye” bread!