What's YOUR favorite sandwich? Here's a bread made by the semi-local Alvarado St. Bakery that currently produces and distributes over 30 organic baked goods. You can find it in Raley's/Bel Air.
Alvarado St. Bakery
In 1979, when a handful of friends got together to form Alvarado St. Bakery in Sonoma County, CA, their forward-thinking vision could have easily been mistaken for idealist naiveté: an employee-owned bakery that crafts organic, sprouted flourless wheat breads that are as delicious as they are easy to digest. Now, almost 30 years later, organic is a healthful, household word, the benefits of sprouted wheat have dieticians abuzz, and the bakery’s unique cooperative business model has blossomed into a $24 million a year egalitarian empire.
Flourless Bread Sprouts Unique Benefits
While most bakeries start with sacks of flour, Alvarado St. Bakery starts with certified organic wheat berries (wheat seeds) which are soaked until they sprout. These living and breathing sprouts produce enzymes that make nutrients, vitamins and trace minerals more readily available to the body while increasing digestibility––even for those with wheat sensitivity. For thousands of loyal fans, sprouted grain breads are simply delicious too.
In their daily life, it’s very important for diabetics to know the insulin response of a food in order to predict their blood sugar response. “Diabetic Lifestyles Bread”, a 100% Sprouted Whole Grain recipe, was submitted for testing to the Glycemic Research Institute in Washington, D.C. and was clinically proven to be Low Glycemic with a Low Glycemic Load when fed to diabetics. Actual clinical results show a Glycemic Index of 5.0 on the glucose scale (0-100) and Glycemic Load of 0.9 per serving.
Made entirely with organic sprouted whole wheat and sweetened only with organic fruit, this delicious recipe contains no refined sugars, no added oil, and no flour. For more information, visit their website at http://www.alvaradostreetbakery.com.