A closeup of an Ezekiel bread sandwich.
Nutritious Ezekiel Bread Gets Its Recipe From A Bible Verse
From Genesis through Revelations, bread is referenced in the Bible hundreds of times, and one of these references has even inspired the creation of a modern, nutritious bread.
Southern California’s Food For Life has been baking its Ezekiel 4.9 bread since 1964. It’s named after the Bible verse that its recipe comes from.
The verse, “Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils and millet, and spelt and put them in one vessel,” is printed on its packaging.
The recipe includes everything mentioned in the verse, plus the addition of soybeans, wheat gluten, malted barley, yeast, filtered water, and sea salt.
Each slice contains 120 calories, one gram of fat, no cholesterol, six grams of protein, and 22 grams of carbohydrates (six of which are fiber).
The bread is vegan, kosher, non-GMO, made without added sugars or artificial ingredients, and remarkably, it contains no flour.